Ready or not, here they come; hoping to nip so persistently at your heels that you'll look down at them and pay some attention. The El Paso Chihuahuas unveiled their new nickname to much fanfare at the historic Plaza Theater. The kids liked it.

No, really, they did. I heard a group of Little Leaguers chanting, "Chi-hua-huas! Chi-hua-huas!" as I walked out of the Plaza.

Now, whether Mom and Dad like it, time and a few urgent tugs to buy a hat or a tee shirt will tell.

Maybe El Paso will take pity. Maybe not. Either way, El Paso Chihuahuas Baseball is a reality.