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Maybe not the best name, it does give reference to the steel industry that is important to the area. A key part of any good nickname in my opinion. As a bonus it turns out those rumors that the name the team contest wasn't fixed for Phillies.

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"Pig iron is raw iron, the immediate product of smelting iron ore with coke and limestone in a blast furnace. Pig iron has a very high carbon content, typically 3.5%, which makes it very brittle and not useful directly as a material except for limited applications."

Such phrases as "very brittle", "not useful", and "limited applications" are all not exactly things I would personally want associated with a any baseball team I would try to put together.

It's their team so they can name it whatever they wish. But if they wanted to honor the local iron and steel industry I would think there are better names than this.

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Such phrases as "very brittle", "not useful", and "limited applications" are all not exactly things I would personally want associated with a any baseball team I would try to put together.

Their mascot can be Mark Prior!

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"Pig iron is raw iron, the immediate product of smelting iron ore with coke and limestone in a blast furnace. Pig iron has a very high carbon content, typically 3.5%, which makes it very brittle and not useful directly as a material except for limited applications."

Such phrases as "very brittle", "not useful", and "limited applications" are all not exactly things I would personally want associated with a any baseball team I would try to put together.

It's their team so they can name it whatever they wish. But if they wanted to honor the local iron and steel industry I would think there are better names than this.

What do you expect from a Phillies affiliate? :P

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"Pig iron is raw iron, the immediate product of smelting iron ore with coke and limestone in a blast furnace. Pig iron has a very high carbon content, typically 3.5%, which makes it very brittle and not useful directly as a material except for limited applications."

Such phrases as "very brittle", "not useful", and "limited applications" are all not exactly things I would personally want associated with a any baseball team I would try to put together.

It's their team so they can name it whatever they wish. But if they wanted to honor the local iron and steel industry I would think there are better names than this.

What do you expect from a Phillies affiliate? :P

Hey, whats wrong with Phillies affiliates with decent names.

Sincerely-

The Clearwater Threshers and Lakewood BlueClaws :D:D

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I stand by this:

Seriously, the Iron Pigs? This sounds like a Disney movie about a youth football team at a fat camp in which a motley assortment of losers put their differences aside, and with the help of their coach with a heart of gold, are able to beat the rich kids at football camp with their hard-nosed determination and unorthodox gadget plays that would be illegal if it wasn't some dumb movie.

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Well, previous comments by team management seemed to point towards their ultimately adopting the IronPigs identity. I'm not at all surprised that they ultimately did so. That said, I still feel that it is a miserable name.

I was hoping that the team would hire local graphic designer Joe Bosack to come up with a logo package for the team. He's one of a handful of designers capable of salvaging something from this mess. Plus, as a Pennsylvania-based designer, he'd have an even more vested interest in coming up with a great design.

However, team management has hired Plan B. Branding of San Diego to handle the design chores. Given their work on behalf of a number of minor-league franchises, including redesigns for the Clearwater Threshers and Lakeland Flying Tigers, they've proven themselves more than capable of creating a pleasing logo package.

Let's hope that they're capable of "making a silk - er, iron - purse from a sow's ear".

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I stand by this:

Seriously, the Iron Pigs? This sounds like a Disney movie about a youth football team at a fat camp in which a motley assortment of losers put their differences aside, and with the help of their coach with a heart of gold, are able to beat the rich kids at football camp with their hard-nosed determination and unorthodox gadget plays that would be illegal if it wasn't some dumb movie.

I think I saw that movie. :P As one that doesn't think it's that bad of a nickname, I will reserve judgement to see what kind of identity package Plan B comes up with.

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I was hoping that the team would hire local graphic designer Joe Bosack to come up with a logo package for the team. He's one of a handful of designers capable of salvaging something from this mess. Plus, as a Pennsylvania-based designer, he'd have an even more vested interest in coming up with a great design.

However, team management has hired Plan B. Branding of San Diego to handle the design chores.

Could have been worse.

wait for it . . .

They could have hired GamePlan "Creative".

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They could have been the Lehigh Valley Peeps.

I for one would have bought any number of clothing articles with a baseball related Peep motif.

I guess Iron Pigs is fair enough, although one would think that, considering the state of The Steel, they would have tried to avoid it.

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