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In anticipation of PNC Field's rebuilding/renovations, the team is holding a name-the-team contest starting today and ending July 30.

I submitted the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Papermakers (for similar reasons the Albuquerque Isotopes hold their name)

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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons

Reasons: OBVIOUS

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It's pronounced almost like "Barry", not "Bear"

I think a connection to the mining history of the Wyoming Valley is an absolute.

Coal Miners, Coal Crackers, Black Rox/Sox, Coal Barons, Colliers, Diggers, etc...

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It's pronounced almost like "Barry", not "Bear"

I think a connection to the mining history of the Wyoming Valley is an absolute.

Coal Miners, Coal Crackers, Black Rox/Sox, Coal Barons, Colliers, Diggers, etc...

Or the military history.

Pennamites sounds amazing.

On second thought, switching from Yankees to Pennamites is NOT a good idea

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennamite-Yankee_War

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I submitted the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Papermakers (for similar reasons the Albuquerque Isotopes hold their name)

I thought they were named the isotopes because they kept the name from when they were in Springfield?

An episode of "The Simpsons" had the team leaving Springfield and moving to Albuquerque.

In real life, the team paid royalties to Fox and were allowed to use the name.

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I submitted the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Papermakers (for similar reasons the Albuquerque Isotopes hold their name)

I thought they were named the isotopes because they kept the name from when they were in Springfield?

An episode of "The Simpsons" had the team leaving Springfield and moving to Albuquerque.

In real life, the team paid royalties to Fox and were allowed to use the name.

It was meant to be a joke, I figured they were never in Springfield

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It's pronounced almost like "Barry", not "Bear"

I think a connection to the mining history of the Wyoming Valley is an absolute.

Coal Miners, Coal Crackers, Black Rox/Sox, Coal Barons, Colliers, Diggers, etc...

Or the military history.

Pennamites sounds amazing.

On second thought, switching from Yankees to Pennamites is NOT a good idea

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennamite-Yankee_War

as a Pennsylvanian, I'd be happy to go from Yankees to Pennamites and claim the team that's rightfully ours! After all, we won that war 2-1. No really, that was the death toll.

...too soon? lol

I'll respect any opinion that you can defend.

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Nice to see that they're changing the name. I'm a Yankees fan, but in general, I dislike it when a minor league team changes their name to match their new parent club. I feel like it takes away some uniqueness. I think part of the fun of the minor leagues are the unique and sometimes downright weird names.

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Nice to see that they're changing the name. I'm a Yankees fan, but in general, I dislike it when a minor league team changes their name to match their new parent club. I feel like it takes away some uniqueness. I think part of the fun of the minor leagues are the unique and sometimes downright weird names.

Agreed, and I hope this leads to the Tampa and Staten Island clubs taking on distinct identities.

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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons

Reasons: OBVIOUS

This.

Unfortunately, the team has said that no prior names will be considered...they want to start NEW and FRESH.

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