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  1. Are peppers in oil known for being served up along with a wooden-spoon beating courtesy of an angry old woman? Because that's what that character artwork suggests.
  2. Not to mention Fire (Chicago, MSL), Avalanche (Colorado, NHL), Tornadoes (Worcester, former independent minor league baseball Can-Am League), Volcanoes (Salem-Keizer, Minor League Baseball), Blizzard (Green Bay, Indoor Football League), Cyclones (Iowa State, NCAA), etc. (I'm not counting names like Storm, Thunder and Lightning, as they don't necessarily attain the same threat level as the aforementioned forces of nature and other disasters.) This might make a good thread of its own. Anybody have others to add?
  3. The eyes are 100% "borrowed" (some would say "stolen") from the logo for Minor League Baseball's Trenton Thunder.
  4. Yes, but... The owners of Stockton at the time they switched to the Mudville Nine identity later sold that Stockton team but retained ownership of the Mudville Nine identity. They then bought the Visalia Oaks and shortly thereafter changed the team name from Oaks to Rawhide. In short, the same owners are responsible for both the Mudville Nine and the Visalia Rawhide identities. Which is why one can buy Mudville Nine merchandise in the Visalia Rawhide web site store.
  5. Of course I realize this. It just seems to make more sense for there to be a new thread created each year for this particular topic/subject.
  6. This thread started back in 2013, so these new identities are getting buried 80+ pages in. Time to start a new thread for the 2016-2017 offseason identity unveilings!
  7. Is this a serious suggestion? There is already Minor League Baseball's Richmond Flying Squirrels. And speaking of existing names, although Walleye makes all the sense in the world for Fond du Lac, there is already a minor league hockey team in Toledo with that name. If you have a new sports team nowadays, it is beneficial to have your own, unique, own-able name.
  8. Why not? Because professional athletes have to wear uniforms bearing that name. In minor league baseball, there are names that are fun, clever and different, like Mud Hens, Kernels, and even Blue Wahoos; then there are names that are ridiculous, over-the-top and embarrassing for the players, like Biscuits, Rubber Ducks and yes, Stud Muffins.
  9. Not only is the banana in the logo not depicted in Brandiose's oft-used "swinging friar" pose, he's not swinging at all. He's holding a bat, awaiting the pitch, ready to swing.
  10. Not only is this very funny, but it's actually a great idea that is doable (not a jersey that actually changes colors, but having a series of three alt jerseys, starting with a green one, then a yellow one, and lastly a brown one) and would get the team some additional press.
  11. Seeing this new identity for the Yankees Pulaski has me itching for Day Opening -- it seems like forever since the Series World ended!
  12. Great point, illwauk. The owner's quote referred to the team's "decision to return to our traditional red-and-black color scheme." I'm not quite sure that the 17 most recent years in a team's history constitute "tradition," especially when two decades of Nashville Sounds baseball, a period during which they wore different colors, preceded that (not to mention other professional baseball teams in Nashville going back to the late 1800s).
  13. We don't know that. No, we don't know that as fact. But... I was basing my post on this quote, from the Sounds owner himself, Frank Ward, in the story that ran on MiLB.com when the balance of the brand identity system was unveiled earlier this week: "We heard loud and clear the strong feedback of our fans after our new logo was unveiled last fall. We have made the decision to return to our traditional red-and-black color scheme to accompany the new Nashville-styled logos." True, that statement does not quantify how many fans weighed in. But human nature is such that naysayers are more prone to speak out negatively than supporters are to sing praises. So I'm going to stand by my assertion.
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