The Akron Aeros (one of the Cleveland Indians minor league clubs) has officially changed it's name to the Akron RubberDucks. No, really.
This revelation led, naturally to thoughts of the Cleveland Indians changing their name --and more importantly, ditching the offensive Chief Wahoo logo, which in turn, led to the thoughts of alternative names.
Tossing around team names in baseball eventually takes us to the White Sox and the Red Sox both teams shortening the original "stockings" to Sox for our modern sensibilities.
Then I wondered why there were no Blue Sox (or stockings), from which we finally arrive at the caboose of my thoughts: "why were intellectual women in the early 1800s called bluestockings?"
Apparently because of their gray stockings.