Silverman had some pretty blunt comments about the name change at a recent luncheon:
The comments were perhaps said in jest but at least two Rays fans I've spoke to - notably Fenton and Jason Collette - don't appreciate the comment. Collette even compared it to the Buccaneers; the Glazers didn't take over and change the name from Buccaneers to Sailors because Bucs are dirty plundering man-whores.
The Astros don't make fun of their old name - the Colt .45's - but I suppose if nothing else the team is conscious of projecting the optimistic approach associated with sunlight. That being said let's not make fun of bottom eating fish - most have better understandings of the strike zone than Delmon Young after all.