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CubsFanBudMan last won the day on April 12 2013

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  1. And a short drive up the Mississippi River, the alternative Midwest League scenario in Clinton, Iowa for the LumberKings: https://www.clintonherald.com/news/local_news/a-league-of-our-own-l-kings-gm-gives-glimpse-of-clubs-future-if-mlb/article_e06afa30-3585-11eb-aae0-6b10db8c21e8.html
  2. The Quad Cities River Bandits were reported to be staying in the High A Midwest League on November 30: https://qctimes.com/sports/baseball/professional/minor/bandits-set-to-move-one-step-closer-to-the-majors/article_7819cc40-0d71-508a-9955-ee53e3571c0c.html
  3. Also, the Chattanooga Lookouts won the 2015 Southern League championship wearing Dodgers-inspired uniforms as a Twins affiliate: I believe they wore their red-billed road hats at home in the playoffs that season to evoke the Twins just a touch more than adding a patch did.
  4. One of two Blackhawks games I ever went to at the United Center -- it's expensive! -- I deliberately picked a seat in the last row in front of the road radio booth so I could hear some of that nonsense live. Final score: Blackhawks 4, Panthers 0.
  5. Yes, I'm sure that's why they initially went to the dalmatian. It's just interesting to me that they had the same logo with a cardinal in it, but chose not to go back to it when rejoining St. Louis. Speaks more to the lessons learned about the volatility of affiliates than a bird mascot with a few extra feathers in it that could be easily removed.
  6. The Peoria Chiefs are an interesting case of Cubs to Cardinals to Cubs to Cardinals... and a logo that swapped the bird for a dog, but didn't change back when the affiliate did. It also resulted in some odd transitions.
  7. Fair enough. I don't count white either, generally, but it seems I hadn't really considered black when writing the post above. I'll give you that. So "tertiary" is likely incorrect. As you said, orange was still a team color.
  8. Orange was clearly a tertiary color on the classic Super Bowl sets. It appeared on the helmet, numbers, logos and pant stripes, so why are all of the reports saying orange "returned" with the 2014 set? It was made more prominent then, but just because it was marginalized in 1997 doesn't mean it wasn't tertiary. Just an odd detail I've noticed in the reporting, since that's what we do here. Keeping the original colors (or at least shades of them) while making such a drastic change was always part of the genius of the update to me. They could have just gone to red and pewter, but they didn't.
  9. Worth a mention, as I was only recently made aware of Kyle Reese's role as Snake.
  10. Wow, I hadn't heard the name Steve Stoute since Puffy / Puff Daddy / P. Diddy Combs had to make him the manager / producer of some Bad Boy musicians as part of a settlement from an assault or something. Looks like he's done well for himself with the money and fame Nas made him. And here I thought MC Serch got all that paper. This concludes today's "names you didn't expect to see on sportslogos.net" post. Also, the Bulls and Knicks aren't the NBA's premier rivalry anymore?
  11. Is this about financial problems fielding a minor league team? I don't think it is. Quad Cities is in a position of strength compared to Beloit or Burlington or even Clinton. Heller has four teams. He's also been the owner I've seen quoted the most in these articles, whether it's been in reference to Quad Cities, Billings or Lowell.
  12. Of note in this article is that the Lowell Spinners owner is Dave Heller. His Quad Cities River Bandits were also reported to be off the list... by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, of all people: https://qctimes.com/sports/baseball/grassley-bandits-are-not-a-contraction-candidate/article_21b1066c-5ae0-5cff-82ab-a519ac30e72f.html So it may be the case of a politically connected owner getting his teams safe and not an indicator of anything bigger. Still, Iowa losing Clinton, QC and Burlington and only keeping Cedar Rapids and Des Moines in the original report seemed like an easy line in the sand to ... move.
  13. When I thought about the Midwest League, it starts with Beloit. That they are not in that list and (in order of surprise) the Quad Cities River Bandits, Clinton LumberKings and Burlington Bees are, makes it a bit suspect to me. That also leaves the Cedar Rapids Kernels on an island, which goes against the geographic theory. (Also: Chattanooga Lookouts? Really?)
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