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Columbus Catfish now Bowling Green Hot Rods

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Utter crap.

Minor League Baseball loses one of the best and most unique identities in sports for that garbage.

I could not agree more.

This is pretty blah. Not terrible, but not great.

On its own, it wouldn't draw too much notice either way. But as a replacement for the Catfish? Awful.

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Utter crap.

Minor League Baseball loses one of the best and most unique identities in sports for that garbage.

I could not agree more.

This is pretty blah. Not terrible, but not great.

On its own, it wouldn't draw too much notice either way. But as a replacement for the Catfish? Awful.

Some indy league needs to buy the rights to the Columbus Catfish name & logos...If the American Association could do it for the El Paso Diablos, and the Golden Baseball League could do it for the Tucson Toros, who's to say some Southeastern-based league can't do it for the Catfish?

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Utter crap.

Minor League Baseball loses one of the best and most unique identities in sports for that garbage.

I could not agree more.

This is pretty blah. Not terrible, but not great.

On its own, it wouldn't draw too much notice either way. But as a replacement for the Catfish? Awful.

I like the logo and identity. I don't think I've seen another car-related logo as good as this one.

It's just unfortunate that it has to replace the Catfish.

Aren't there other really poor identities that this one could replace instead?

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Utter crap.

Minor League Baseball loses one of the best and most unique identities in sports for that garbage.

I could not agree more.

This is pretty blah. Not terrible, but not great.

On its own, it wouldn't draw too much notice either way. But as a replacement for the Catfish? Awful.

I like the logo and identity. I don't think I've seen another car-related logo as good as this one.

It's just unfortunate that it has to replace the Catfish.

Aren't there other really poor identities that this one could replace instead?

Yup. In the Sally League, actually:

The Kinston Indians logo set needs to go!

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Since other thread is about to go "bye bye" I'll post here what I posted there.

First reaction...

Meh.

Second reaction....

I don't want this team in the Midwest League.

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The main logo is terrible, but that alternate "BG" logo looks fine. The only complaint I have with the alt. logo is looks kind of messy due to how the logo is "connected".

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I'm not a fan. In an article in the local paper, they say they wanted to stay away from red as the main color to respect WKU. That is fine, but WKU uses just as much black as red anymore. I'll show support for the new team by picking up one of the old Catfish caps.

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Not a huge fan... but part of it is cause of my distaste for having a team from Kentucky in the Midwest League.

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Not a huge fan... but part of it is cause of my distaste for having a team from Kentucky in the Midwest League.

Like it or not, Kentucky is in the Midwest.

About the logo....I would say 80% there on the primary. Its good, but could be better if simplified. The script logo just sucks, it isn't integrated at all and looks amateurish. The cap logo is just awesome. They should have designed the script logo with the same ideas they put in the cap logo.

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Not a huge fan... but part of it is cause of my distaste for having a team from Kentucky in the Midwest League.

Wonder if the Pacific Coast League feels the same way about the Iowa Cubs?

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Not a huge fan... but part of it is cause of my distaste for having a team from Kentucky in the Midwest League.

Wonder if the Pacific Coast League feels the same way about the Iowa Cubs?

Better yet, Nashville is practically hugging the Eastern Time Zone and is actually farther east than Indianapolis.

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Not a huge fan... but part of it is cause of my distaste for having a team from Kentucky in the Midwest League.

Wonder if the Pacific Coast League feels the same way about the Iowa Cubs?

Better yet, Nashville is practically hugging the Eastern Time Zone and is actually farther east than Indianapolis.

Seriously, I really wish they'd go to a 3-league Triple-A level. 10 teams per league would be fine, I think.

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Not a huge fan... but part of it is cause of my distaste for having a team from Kentucky in the Midwest League.

I thought they were in the South Atlantic League?

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Not a huge fan... but part of it is cause of my distaste for having a team from Kentucky in the Midwest League.

I thought they were in the South Atlantic League?

They are through this season, beginning next year Bowling Green and Lake County will move to the Midwest League.

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Not a huge fan... but part of it is cause of my distaste for having a team from Kentucky in the Midwest League.

I thought they were in the South Atlantic League?

They are through this season, beginning next year Bowling Green and Lake County will move to the Midwest League.

So the 2009 season they'll be in the SAL then they are changing leagues? That blows, with Lexington being the other in-state team.

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Not a huge fan... but part of it is cause of my distaste for having a team from Kentucky in the Midwest League.

I thought they were in the South Atlantic League?

They are through this season, beginning next year Bowling Green and Lake County will move to the Midwest League.

So the 2009 season they'll be in the SAL then they are changing leagues? That blows, with Lexington being the other in-state team.

True, but Lake County, OH is clearly in MWL territory and someone else had to go. Bowling Green and Lexington could have both been up for consideration, but BG is closer to the majority of MWL territory.

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Seriously, I really wish they'd go to a 3-league Triple-A level. 10 teams per league would be fine, I think.

I think this will happen down the road to cut down on travel costs

Pacific Coast League

Albuquerque, Colorado Springs, Fresno, Las Vegas, Portland, Reno, Round Rock, Sacramento, Salt Lake, Tacoma,

International League

Buffalo, Charlotte, Durham, Gwinnett, Lehigh Valley, Norfolk, Pawtucket, Rochester, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Syracuse

Continental League or whatever you want to call it

Columbus, Indianapolis, Iowa, Louisville, Memphis, New Orleans, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Toledo

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