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So I had an idea the other day about making an international baseball league. I'm thinking 8 regions: USA, Canada, Central America/Caribbean, Asia, South America, Europe, Australia/Oceania and Africa. All logos will be original, but since I don't have illustrator, my logos will be fairly primative, but I will do the best I can. I'm going to try and stay away from cities with a mlb team in them. I'm thinking 8 per region, but I could expand if I need to. I don't have many names/city ideas yet, so i'm open to any suggestions (i'd like to start with the US league, so if anybody has ideas for names, i'd prefer you keep it in the US for now). Without further ado, here is the league logo. C&C very much appreciated.

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Not a bad start. You should try orange, and a different, more unique font for the "IAB".

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updated. 8 point star represents 8 regions. Font credit goes to conrad.

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Cool logo and nice incorporation of symbolization. Las Vegas, Portland, Orlando, and Raleigh (they could use a little sports publicity) don't have MLB teams, so maybe a couple of those could be potential locations.

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I'd love to see a team or Two in New England but not in Boston, places like Providence or Maine.

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Thanks for all the city suggestions.

For the US division

Providence

Raleigh

Orlando

Odessa

Lincoln

Las Vegas

Portland

Fresno

Still up in the air about team names but thinking Fresno Flames or Blaze and Odessa with something in the oil industry.

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The logo is much better.

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Odessa Oilers- I tried to keep it pretty simple with this one. C&C appreciated. Also how do I change the title of the topic?

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Wichita Aeros, Las Vegas Aces, Maine (Portland) Beavers, Portland Storm, San Antonio defenders, Panama Beach Wave, and Omaha Rail-Riders

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As things stand in the US region, the teams are

Odessa Oilers

Fresno Fire, Flames, Blaze, etc.

Wichita Aeros

Portland Storm

Raleigh Capitals(?) still not sure on this but leaning this way.

Las Vegas

Orlando

Maine/Providence- Still not sure on which city/state to use

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Ooh try to maybe do something Lovecraftian with Providence since it was Lovecraft's home?

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Ooh try to maybe do something Lovecraftian with Providence since it was Lovecraft's home?

Not really a Lovecraft reader... What comes to mind is Providence Fear/Terror... If you have a suggestion from a Lovecraft book by all means post it up.

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Odessa looks good. I like the simplicity of the logo and color scheme. My only suggestion is to increase the size of the numbers on the front of the jerseys.

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If you did Maine you could do Vampires or something "scary" as a tribute to Stephen King who is from Portland, ME, but then there is the problem that you already have a Portland in Oregon.

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If you did Maine you could do Vampires or something "scary" as a tribute to Stephen King who is from Portland, ME, but then there is the problem that you already have a Portland in Oregon.

I could change portland storm to Oregon Storm... And do Portland(ME) Phantoms/Specters

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Hi, I have some gifts! First up, some unseen problems, and how to fix them.

Summer vs. Winter

In the northern hemisphere, where you and me are, and also where most people are, when it's summer, it's winter in the southern hemisphere, so I suggest a season that is approximately the MLB season, and indoor fields in the south.

Low crowds

In small cities, there aren't enough fans to keep the franchise alive, so move some teams, like the Wichita Aeros to, say, Topeka, or the Odessa Oilers to San Antonio, or Dallas?

Names

Oregon Storm, when said the way that people usually do, sounds like Organ Storm, which doen't sound quite like people would want, so the franchise would flop. So I think we should reconsider Portland (ME).

Travel costs

You need lots of fans to support the association. Try having the playoffs (You've gotta have playoffs) all in one place. Then, the costs are high, but not too high. And inter-division play can wait.

I've also got two logo ideas for the Fresno team! But you'll have to work everything else out yourself, because I've got even worse equipment than you. :) You can also make them better, because they aren't too good. All I need is for you to tell me how to add them from my computer because I'm new and the site instructions aren't helping me. Thanks!

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