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2019 Minor/Indy/Summer Collegiate Baseball Changes

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That is one of my favorite scenes in the movie (out of many great scenes), but this still seems like a little much.

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I will only accept it if the starting pitcher is required to wear a garter belt . . . rose in the front.

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The Kannapolis Intimidators will get a new identity after the 2019 season ends:

 

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Maybe someone more local can help me out, but could it be possible that the Kannapolis name be changed to a different regional locale.  I know the team was the Piedmont Boll Weevils, so could Piedmot be an option again?  Is there another regional moniker that could be used?

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1 hour ago, AstroBull21 said:

Maybe someone more local can help me out, but could it be possible that the Kannapolis name be changed to a different regional locale.  I know the team was the Piedmont Boll Weevils, so could Piedmot be an option again?  Is there another regional moniker that could be used?

They have said that Kannapolis will be part of the name but loved the Piedmont Boll Weevils name. The way MiLB branding has been the past couple years, Boll Weevils would be a good fit.

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well thats lame. man if there's one sports franchise i'd love to have a re-branding (new logos/identity) shot at its that one. so much potential 

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Yea.  Don't get rid of the name, just refresh the brand.

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Honestly, I wouldn't change anything. Dale Earnhardt is from there, and a huge name. Not to mention that famed NASCAR artist Sam Bass designed the logo. They should play up the NASCAR connection as much as possible. The only thing I'd consider, if anything, is to have Bass do a new logo set.

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Call them the Baby Sox.

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53 minutes ago, Quillz said:

Call them the Baby Sox.

 

do do doo doo

 

Seriously though, no idea if this was planned (other than them being an affiliate of the White Sox), but a "Sox" or "Stockings"-related team name would be extremely appropriate. Kannapolis was the quintessential North Carolina mill town, home to Cannon Mills (the town is literally named after the company, Cannon + polis = CKannapolis). I think of towels when I think of Cannon Mills, but apparently they made socks and hosiery as well.

 

Truth be told, I've never loved the "Intimidators" name. The Earnhardt tribute is great, but the name itself is clunky. You try saying "Kannapolis Intimidators" 5 times fast.

 

And yeah, the logo is pretty bad.

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Checkered Sox?

 

(Ehh.... perhaps not.)

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48 minutes ago, sc49erfan15 said:

 

do do doo doo

 

Seriously though, no idea if this was planned (other than them being an affiliate of the White Sox), but a "Sox" or "Stockings"-related team name would be extremely appropriate. Kannapolis was the quintessential North Carolina mill town, home to Cannon Mills (the town is literally named after the company, Cannon + polis = CKannapolis). I think of towels when I think of Cannon Mills, but apparently they made socks and hosiery as well.

 

Truth be told, I've never loved the "Intimidators" name. The Earnhardt tribute is great, but the name itself is clunky. You try saying "Kannapolis Intimidators" 5 times fast.

 

And yeah, the logo is pretty bad.


Kannapolis Cannons sounds like a perfectly fine, classic name for a minor league club.

You know that's NOT what Brandiose is gonna do if they get a hold of it, though.

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10 minutes ago, NicDB said:


Kannapolis Cannons sounds like a perfectly fine, classic name for a minor league club.

You know that's NOT what Brandiose is gonna do if they get a hold of it, though.

 

It would, but having the town and the team named after the same thing would be overkill. Plus, the mill closed 20ish years ago.

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59 minutes ago, Dolphins Dynasty said:

You have a lot of potential here, but if it's Brandoise... they will probably ruin it for everyone.

It's Studio Simon...not to worry.

 

As I said on the mothership, I think they're doing this because they're feeling the pressure to...Teresa Earnhardt (Dale Sr.'s widow) has been NOTORIOUSLY protective of the family brand (She even sued her own stepson Kerry for using his own family name in a business venture once).

 

So the Intimidators were wondering how long they'd be allowed to keep the brand, and so wanted to change it now to avoid legal action later...

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4 hours ago, sc49erfan15 said:

 

It would, but having the town and the team named after the same thing would be overkill. Plus, the mill closed 20ish years ago.


This is quite an entrenched baseball tradition, though.  Los Angeles Angels.  Montreal Royals.  Oakland Oaks.  And plenty more.

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