I considered naming incoming bats after famous baseball players (bats, haha), but due to the shortage of female names, I've chosen instead to go with famous Blues musician/singers. This first female bat will be named "Rainey" after Ma Rainey. I found some lyrics in one of her tunes that reminded me of her recent plight where she was found freezing to death on a garage floor:
My bell rang this morning, didn't know which way to go
I had the blues so bad
I sit right down on the floor
I felt like going in the mountain, jumping over in the sea
When my Daddy stay out late, he don't care a thing for me
In any case, "Rainey" is doing well, has the appetite of a lion, and I expect we will be releasing her just as soon as we get a bit of warm weather.