Waffles Posted October 24, 2008 Share Posted October 24, 2008 Now, Cape Cod teams are being forced to choose between maintaining a link with the major leagues and remaining true to their homespun heritage. In the case of the Chatham Athletics, homespun is winning out. The team has changed its name to the Anglers to sidestep a trademark dispute with Major League Baseball. The teams have a Nov. 1 deadline to abandon their names or purchase team uniforms and merchandise exclusively through licensed vendors.Full article here.On one hand, yeah, more greedy MLB, evil Bud Selig, blah, blah, blah.On the other hand, it's an interesting region with no shortage of inspiration for names (Chatham Anglers is a GREAT start), and it's such a unique little niche league that using non-sequitur major league names (like Hyannis Mets) always seemed a little incongruous. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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