"Now Arthur knew this dog and he knew it well. It belonged to an advertising friend of his, and was called Know-Nothing-Bozo the Non-Wonder Dog because the way its hair stood up on end reminded people of the President of the United States of America."
--So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish
Owner Scott Jeffries and general manager Josh Octones are the original odd couple. Notoriously opposed politically and yet at times the best of friends.
"We are friends and partners first," says Jeffries
partners," corrects Octones.
Welcome to the front office of the Willamette Wonder Dogs, affectionately known as the Know-Nothings or the Bozos.
"We're a political bunch for sure," says Jeffries. "Lots of shouting matches. But we have some of the best baseball minds around in this office and that's what matters. I wanted a name that would put all of us at ease, deflate all our egos and make us remember what's important here."
The Know-Nothings are also a defunct political party of the Civil War era. Yes, they called themselves
But don't be fooled. This front office is not full of know-nothings. The owner, general manager and field manager all took their Major League teams to the playoffs in 2007 with 294 wins between them.