|A One Minute Play: How the Phillies got their name|
Written by Patrick McGrath (Contact & Archive) on May 31, 2003
This piece was written for a one-minute play contest. The author, Patrick McGrath, is currently researching a book on team names and how they came to be.
SIMPSON: What do you have so far?
SKINNER: Well… nothing good.
SKINNER: (reads from list) The Matadors, The Elves, The Fairies, and The Giraffes.
SKINNER: Okay, so I’m not civic minded. Just help me.
SIMPSON: (sighs) Alright.
SKINNER: Got to relate to Philadelphia. Okay… The Quakers. How about that?
SIMPSON: Too religious.
SKINNER: Okay… Ben Franklin. The Franklins… no, wait a minute! The Kites! The Ben Franklin Kites!
SIMPSON: Please! No!
SKINNER: Well what then! My wife will leave me if I lose my job.
SIMPSON: I don’t know.
Silence. Simpson and Skinner look at each other. They nod their heads and leave.( Blackout )