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So I decided to start a Personal Baseball League, aka National Baseball League (NBL). I like the way Minor League logos look, so I'm going to try and mimic their style. There will be a total of 30 teams, and 6 divisions, with 3 divisions in each conference. But,I need help on some names and for you geographic experts, I need some help with forming the divisions.

I want this to be as realistic as possible and would also like some creative team names. The ones without ?'s are set and I have no plan to change them. Others cities can change but want to expand to states that don't have teams.

Help is appreciated!

Anaheim Anacondas

Juneau Frostbite

Montana Grizzlies

Seattle ????

New Orleans ????

Vermont VooDoo

Los Angeles ????

Miami ????

Carolina Copperheads

Portland Pharaohs

Nashville

Pittsburgh Phantoms

Cincinnati Cyclones

Cleveland

Minnesota Huskies

Dallas

Houston Bandits

San Diego ????

Philadelphia Freedom

New York Knights

Salt Lake City Freeze???

Toronto ????

Atlanta Valcanoes/Inferno?

Las Vegas ????

Albuquerque Invaders

Phoenix ????

Iowa/Boston?

Detroit

Chicago

Buffalo/Tampa Bay???

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Anaheim Anacondas

Juneau Frostbite

Montana Grizzlies

Seattle Mist

New Orleans Captains

Vermont VooDoo

Los Angeles Haze

Miami Manta Rays

Carolina Copperheads

Portland Pharaohs

Nashville Legends

Pittsburgh Phantoms

Cincinnati Cyclones

Cleveland Crusaders

Minnesota Huskies

Dallas Armadillos

Houston Bandits

San Diego Surf

Philadelphia Freedom

New York Knights

Salt Lake City Freeze???

Toronto ???

Atlanta Valcanoes/Inferno?

Las Vegas Cheetahs

Albuquerque Invaders

Phoenix Falcons

Iowa Pitchforks

Detroit Thunderbirds

Chicago Hounds

Buffalo Cowboys

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I like all of Chapeeko's sugestions, but for the ones he didn't get...

Atlanta Inferno sounds good.

Toronto Rapids (Toronto is in the Niagara Falls area, I think a baseball team called the the Rapids would be cool.)

And Salt Lake City Freeze sounds good.

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idk about the name Vermont Voodoo, just doesn't seem to fit in my opinion.

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As a proud resident of Vermont, I'm a little confused as to the Vermont VooDoo name. Vermont is about as far from voodooism as one can get. The Northeast Kingdom doesn't have many witch doctors to my knowledge. That said, I love the idea of a team from the Green Mountain State.

Some other names don't really work for me. I understand that you're going for creative, but I'd recommend having some type of connection to the home city. As far as I know, not many cyclones blow into Cleveland from Lake Erie, and Portland seems to have a crippling pharaoh deficiency. I'm not a big fan of the Anaheim Anacondas or the Atlanta Valcanoes (sic) either. Still, I look forward to seeing where this goes.

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As a proud resident of Vermont, I'm a little confused as to the Vermont VooDoo name. Vermont is about as far from voodooism as one can get. The Northeast Kingdom doesn't have many witch doctors to my knowledge. That said, I love the idea of a team from the Green Mountain State.

Some other names don't really work for me. I understand that you're going for creative, but I'd recommend having some type of connection to the home city. As far as I know, not many cyclones blow into Cleveland from Lake Erie, and Portland seems to have a crippling pharaoh deficiency. I'm not a big fan of the Anaheim Anacondas or the Atlanta Valcanoes (sic) either. Still, I look forward to seeing where this goes.

What name would you prefer for Vermont?

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Updated name list:

Anaheim Anacondas

San Diego Spartans

Seattle Seagulls

Los Angeles Earthquakes

Portland Pharoahs

Oakland Pirates

Minnesota Huskies

Las Vegas Cheetahs

Montana Grizzlies

Salt Lake City Freeze

Denver White Foxes

Kansas City Indians

Dallas Armadillos

Houston Outlaws

Albuquerque Invaders

Tucson Sting

Oklahoma City Owls

Louisiana Swamp Gators

Pittsburgh Phantoms

Cincinnati Cyclones

Cleveland Crusaders

Philadelphia Freedom

Baltimore Bombers

New York Knights

Miami Hammerheads

Tampa Bay Swordfish

Carolina Copperheads

Atlanta Inferno

Vermont Timbers

Jacksonville Storm

Toronto Monarchs

Nashville Vipers

Chicago SkyHawks

Detroit Destroyers

New Jersey Pelicans

Boston Bulldogs

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How about Vermont Timbers? There is a lot of trees in Vermont. Or maybe Maples since that is the state tree of Vermont. Or even something along the lines of Green Mountain since Vermont is the Green Mountain State.

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How about Vermont Timbers? There is a lot of trees in Vermont. Or maybe Maples since that is the state tree of Vermont. Or even something along the lines of Green Mountain since Vermont is the Green Mountain State.

Good suggestions, I like the Timbers name.

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How about Vermont Timbers? There is a lot of trees in Vermont. Or maybe Maples since that is the state tree of Vermont. Or even something along the lines of Green Mountain since Vermont is the Green Mountain State.

Good suggestions, I like the Timbers name.

No problem, can't wait to see the logos for these

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I would go with "Pelicans" for New Orleans as a nod to the former minor league teams that played in the city under that moniker.

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Vermont Republic.

Vermont Green Stripes

Vermont Expos (old minor league club)

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Updated name list:

Toronto Rapids

Nashville Vipers

Chicago SkyHawks

Detroit Express

New Jersey Pelicans

Sorry buddy, the closest Rapids to Toronto are at the Falls (Niagara), about 90 miles away. How about the Toronto "Monarchs" or "Dukes" because of English Canada's strong allegiance to the monarchy?

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Updated name list:

Anaheim Anacondas

San Diego Spartans

Seattle Seagulls

Los Angeles Earthquakes

Portland Pharoahs

Oakland Pirates

Minnesota Huskies

Las Vegas Cheetahs

Montana Grizzles

Salt Lake City Freeze

Denver White Foxes

Dallas Armadillos

Houston Outlaws

Albuquerque Invaders

Tucson Sting

Oklahoma City Owls

Louisiana Swamp Gators

Pittsburgh Phantoms

Cincinnati Cyclones

Cleveland Crusaders

Philadelphia Freedom

Baltimore Blast

New York Knights

Miami Hammerheads

Tampa Bay Manta Rays

Carolina Copperheads

Atlanta Inferno

Vermont Timbers

Jacksonville Sun Sox

Toronto Monarchs

Nashville Vipers

Chicago SkyHawks

Detroit Express

New Jersey Pelicans

A couple of suggestions-

You can't use Baltimore Blast, it's already the name of the Baltimore soccer team. How about Baltimore Bombers?

You can't use Tampa Bay Manta Rays, either. Tampa Bay Sea Trout? Swordfish? Something along those lines...

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A couple of suggestions-

You can't use Baltimore Blast, it's already the name of the Baltimore soccer team. How about Baltimore Bombers?

You can't use Tampa Bay Manta Rays, either. Tampa Bay Sea Trout? Swordfish? Something along those lines...

Thanks, Switched the name to Swordfish. I like that better anyways.

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I need team names for Detroit, Jacksonville, and possibly New Jersey.

I'm trying to think of good baseball names but it's getting harder.

ALSO, When I introduce each team's identity, each team will be fitted with an inaugural logo, to make things more realistic.

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I need team names for Detroit, Jacksonville, and possibly New Jersey.

I'm trying to think of good baseball names but it's getting harder.

Detroit Deputies

Jacksonville Storm

New Jersey Blizzard? I don't know, New Jersey is hard...

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As a Utahn, I'm not so sure I'm too keen on "Freeze" for Salt Lake. It's not bad, it's just that I don't know if fans would take to it.

Some suggestions:

- Pioneers (settled by Mormon Pioneers in 1847)

- 47's (same reasoning)

- Olympians (2002 Winter Olympics)

- Rattlers (many rattlesnakes live in the area and all around the state)

- Stingers (former minor league team, nod to "Beehive State")

- Senators (SLC is the capital of Utah)

- Mavericks (nod to former Utah Governor (1949-1957) and SLC mayor (1959-1971) J. Bracken Lee, who was referred to by some as "The Maverick")

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Updated name list:

Anaheim Anacondas

San Diego Spartans

Seattle Seagulls

Los Angeles Earthquakes

Portland Pharoahs

Oakland Pirates

Minnesota Huskies

Las Vegas Cheetahs

Montana Grizzlies

Salt Lake City Freeze

Denver White Foxes

Kansas City Indians

Dallas Armadillos

Houston Outlaws

Albuquerque Invaders

Tucson Sting

Oklahoma City Owls

Louisiana Swamp Gators

Pittsburgh Phantoms

Cincinnati Cyclones

Cleveland Crusaders

Philadelphia Freedom

Baltimore Bombers

New York Knights

Miami Hammerheads

Tampa Bay Swordfish

Carolina Copperheads

Atlanta Inferno

Vermont Timbers

Jacksonville Storm

Toronto Monarchs

Nashville Vipers

Chicago SkyHawks

Detroit Destroyers

New Jersey Pelicans

Boston Bulldogs

Looks good, but I would suggest these changes:

Montana Grizzlies: Rename them the Mountaineers, Cougars, or Silvertips to avoid confusion with the nickname of the University of Montana's athletic programs.

Jacksonville Storm: better name would be Explorers.

Detroit Destroyers: I would name them the Engineers in homage to Detroit's auto-making history.

New Jersey Pelicans: I suggest Admirals.

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