Although the Corpus Christi Beach Dawgs successfully advanced to the Continental Baseball League Championship after winning the first-half title, not many people seem to have noticed.
With attendance figures averaging at the most 300 people a game, owner Ron Baron is concerned that many people have not showed up for two reasons: the lingering aftermath of the failure of the Coastal Bend Aviators and the fact that the Beach Dawgs are called Corpus Christi.
Baron said Sunday that he is considering changing the name of the representation of the Beach Dawgs.
"I think naming the team Corpus Christi may have offended some fans," Baron said. "I want to please the local people in the Robstown, Kingsville, Alice and Calallen areas and I think a name change could put us in the right direction."
Baron feels like he has done everything he possibly can to create a buzz for the Beach Dawgs.
From Midget Wrestling on Memorial Day, having kids get on the field with the team for the National Anthem and advertising on local newspapers, Baron just wants some more people in the stands.
"We have a great team here that is going to represent the area in the CBL Championship," Baron said. "We also have cheap ticket prices, a great family environment and I can't figure out why people are just not coming to the games."
Baron is going to meet with some Robstown City Council members to see what they might suggest as a new name for the Beach Dawgs, would could be in effect after the All-Star break.
Corpus Christi finished the first half of the season going 14-3 at home in front of miniscule crowds of 250 to 300 fans at Fairgrounds Field.
Attendance, however, has been slowly increasing and Baron is hoping that it will only get better as the second half of the season begins this week.