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Before they became the Flying Tigers, Detroit's Lakeland, Florida affiliate.

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That reminds me - the Connecticut Tigers.

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Was supposed to be a temporary identity for a relocated team, but the fans loved it so much it quickly permanent.

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I'm not a huge fan of farm teams completely taking on their parent club's identity, but I absolutely love it when they tweak it to give it local flavor or diminutiveness, like in the following examples:

The Columbus Confederate Yankees:

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The Moultrie Colt .22s:

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Newark Co-Pilots:

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Three great examples, Waffles. That Co-Pilots one actually outlived the Pilots themselves.

Here's another - the Bakersfield Dodgers.

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They've re-branded a couple times since then, but the cap logo lives on, having been mistakenly incorporated into the Cooperstown Collection style guide.

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More from the New Britain Rock Cats

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"Hardware City"

Salmon Arm Silverbacks

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Orangeville Crushers

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More from the New Britain Rock Cats

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"Hardware City"

Reminds me of another Twins affiliate logo - I think this was for an alt. Not sure:

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Rochester, NY is known as the Flower City.

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Orchard Park Patriots

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There's something unsettling about that Rockford Expos logo. It's vaguely...tenticular.

And yet only slightly more stupid than the parent club's "elb".

It was an "edb" as in expos du baseball....

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Quad City

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On of my favourite modifications, the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights...

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Oh in the Devils category, lets not forget Utica...

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Quad City

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On of my favourite modifications, the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights...

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The Quad City ones were predictable and could have been better, but the Knights one actually was kind of cool.

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There's something unsettling about that Rockford Expos logo. It's vaguely...tenticular.

And yet only slightly more stupid than the parent club's "elb".

It was an "edb" as in expos du baseball....

No. You're the only one I've heard offer that explanation, so I'm guessing you just made that up...please give us a source on the edb if I'm incorrect.

http://toddradom.com/sports-logo-case-study-1-montreal-expos/

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That's why it's such a terrible logo - it looks like any manner of things. Unclear, cluttered mess without meaning.

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There's something unsettling about that Rockford Expos logo. It's vaguely...tenticular.

And yet only slightly more stupid than the parent club's "elb".

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Nope, not that either.

Terrible logo.

Yeh, um, no. I'm correct. It's so clearly obvious that the thing is an "M" for "Montréal", with an "e" for "Expos" and a "b" for "baseball". No "d". No "j". No "l". An "e", an "M", and a "b". That is all.

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Oh that's a trip down memory lane. That was during my "I'm not going to use capital letters when I type because it's the internet" phase.

Also this...

This is why I think it's a failed design. I like it, it's aesthetically pleasing and I respect the team's history, but it's spectacularly unclear.

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