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A new wood-bat baseball league is starting in the northern plains. The expedition league has teams in Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, and Manitoba. They will play as a summer collegiate league.

 

https://www.theexpeditionleague.com/

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Team in Aberdeen, SD will be known as the Hub City Hot Shots:

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1 hour ago, Cardsblues02 said:

Cool Idea! I like the Hot Shots logo, very unique. 

 

Also, is this going to be a simulation league or just concepts?

It's a real league.

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On 8/8/2017 at 1:24 PM, Bradbury said:

Considering this team is (at least part-)owned by the same folks behind the Savanna Bananas, I think we know the winner already.

 

On 8/9/2017 at 8:01 AM, raysox said:

I've said Macon Bacon would be my minor league team name for years, think that's grounds to sue?

 

@raysox, you might be able to sue for a hat?

 

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9 hours ago, Bradbury said:

 

 

@raysox, you might be able to sue for a hat?

 

So the first instance of me saying Macon Bacon I could find was from 2012,

 

but the first result on this boards is @Mac the Knife from 2004!

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More branding news is beginning to flow in from the summer collegiate Expedition League.

In addition to the Aberdeen, South Dakota-based Hub City Hotshots unveiling their name and logo package, two other expedition league teams have revealed their names and logos, as well:

 

Casper Horseheads (Casper, WY)

Western Nebraska Pioneers (Gering, NE)

Additionally, the team based in Hastings, Nebraska has announced that it will be known as the Hastings Sodbusters. Logos are forthcoming.

Lastly, The Expedition League teams based in Dickinson, North Dakota and Pierre and Spearfish, South Dakota have narrowed their possible team identities down to the following finalists:

Dickinson, ND
Badlands Big Sticks
Dakota Rattlers
Queen City Settlers

Western Roughnecks


Pierre, SD
Pierre Trappers
Pierre Prairie Dogs
Pierre Ranchers


Spearfish, SD
Spearfish Batz

Spearfish Sasquatch
Spearfish Stingers
Queen City Royals


No word, as yet, on what the Expedition League ball clubs in Brandon, Manitoba; Minot, North Dakota; and Rapid City, South Dakota are going to do with regard to names and logos.

It does appear that Keith Flynn of Flynnagain Productions will be creating the logo packages for all of the league's teams.  

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It'd seem odd for the Dickinson team to call itself Dakota when they'll be far from the lone team in either Dakota.  If it were an option, though...Badlands Clippers would've been awesome.

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12 hours ago, Discrimihater said:

It'd seem odd for the Dickinson team to call itself Dakota when they'll be far from the lone team in either Dakota.  If it were an option, though...Badlands Clippers would've been awesome.

Dickinson is 3 hours from Minot and about the same to the Black Hills where the Spearfish and Rapid teams will be placed. Pretty reasonable distances for teams to travel in that area. I'm hoping this league maintains as I've always thought a minor league baseball system would do well there. Nothing else around besides amateur ball so hopefully the locals support it.

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It's just a bit odd, is all.  Kinda like the Wisconsin Woodchucks still calling themselves such even though there are more WI teams in the Northwoods now.

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Anything on the Milb front? Anything we know for sure upcoming?

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On 10/6/2017 at 6:28 PM, Brian in Boston said:


Additionally, the team based in Hastings, Nebraska has announced that it will be known as the Hastings Sodbusters. Logos are forthcoming.

 

Well, I'm down for a hat.

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On 10/6/2017 at 6:28 PM, Brian in Boston said:

More branding news is beginning to flow in from the summer collegiate Expedition League.

In addition to the Aberdeen, South Dakota-based Hub City Hotshots unveiling their name and logo package, two other expedition league teams have revealed their names and logos, as well:

 

Casper Horseheads (Casper, WY)

Western Nebraska Pioneers (Gering, NE)
 

 

The Horseheads is an interesting idea that looks pretty good.

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The Pioneers looks kinda like a mitten-puppet? Lower jaw is the thumb, upper jaw/face are the fingers of the mitten.

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2 hours ago, hettinger_rl said:

 

The Pioneers looks kinda like a mitten-puppet? Lower jaw is the thumb, upper jaw/face are the fingers of the mitten.

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What in tarnation!?

 

 

Sorry, somebody had to say it.

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3 hours ago, hettinger_rl said:

The Pioneers looks kinda like a mitten-puppet? Lower jaw is the thumb, upper jaw/face are the fingers of the mitten.

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You're absolutely right.  I think it's the absence of any defining line between the red and flesh-color.   That's a very odd thing to omit, because it places less weight on the transition.  Reads more like a highlight (as they have on the cap) than the dividing line between beard and face.

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The summer collegiate Northwoods League has awarded an expansion team to Hudson, Wisconsin. The St. Croix River Hounds will begin play in 2019. The team's logo package will be unveiled at a fan event in November.

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