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I can see it now...some kid saying "Daddy... what's a hangover?"

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On 12/5/2018 at 11:03 PM, Brian in Boston said:

As part and parcel of the transition from independent minor-pro to summer collegiate league play, Traverse City Baseball has announced six finalist identities in a "Name-the-Team" contest that will replace the former Beach Bums moniker. According to the club, said finalists were selected based upon the number of submissions received and the unique connection each name has to Traverse City and Northern Michigan. 

 

According to the team website, the finalists - and their meanings - are:
 

Black Pearls – This one has a double meaning as it is a specific type of cherry but also the ship from The Pirates of the Caribbean. Cherry or Pirate? It’s both! Make sure to check out James Jesse Strang before you ahrrrrrrrgue against this one.


Dogmen – This mythical creature is said to be living in Northern Michigan since the days the Odawa tribe lived along the Manistee River. Is this a doggone good name or what?


Dune Bears – A nod to the Sleeping Bear Dunes legend of Misha Mokwa and the spectacular Sleeping Bear Dunes which has brought international acclaim to the Grand Traverse area. Could we put a replica dune in the outfield?


Pit Spitters – A tribute to the tradition of, well, pit spitting. Could add some fun and games to the ballpark experience!


Tree Shakers – Have you ever seen how the wonderful, tasty cherries are harvested? You shake them! Can you feel the ballpark shakin’ yet?


Sasquatch – Are the rumors true? Is there a Bigfoot in Northern Michigan? Well if we select this name, all of those rumors will be put to rest.

   
If you're so inclined, feel free to rank the names at Select the Team Name!

I got one: the Cherry Poppers!  Let's see what Brandiose does with THAT! 😁

 

Seriously though, this team name is taking a long time.  Still hoping for TCBP.

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31 minutes ago, C-Squared said:

What an oddly arbitrary things to commemorate at a baseball game.

 

. . . in a city other than Las Vegas . . . or Bangkok.

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Any fan willing to remove his own tooth or take a punch from Mike Tyson gets a free season ticket with a parking pass.

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I wouldn't go to the men's room during the game.  There might be a tiger in there.

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On 1/15/2019 at 11:06 AM, Brian in Boston said:


Indeed, "mud hen" has long been a commonly-used colloquial term for the American coot, a species of bird that spends its summer breeding season in - amongst other parts of the American northeast and upper midwest - the Toledo, Ohio area. So many American coots occupied the marshland surrounding Bay View Park, home of the late-1800s Toledo Swamp Angels of baseball's Inter-State League, that local sports reporters took to referring to the baseball team as the Mud Hens in print. Soon, the Swamp Angels name was abandoned and the baseball team - as well as numerous incarnations representing Toledo in various professional leagues at different classifications - were officially dubbed the Mud Hens.

That said, Mud Hens is the exception to the rule amongst the minor-league baseball identities I cited amongst my preferences. The point being, it is possible to create popular, engaging, well-designed minor-league sports brands without repeatedly succumbing to the increased tendency towards embracing a "can-you-top-this" approach that threatens to alienate as many fans as it attracts.    

 

The "Swamp Angels" part makes this sound fake, and yet . . . 

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Special concession items featuring pepper. Nothing available with cinnamon.

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6 minutes ago, sc49erfan15 said:

Special concession items featuring pepper. Nothing available with cinnamon.

 

Raw steak should definitely be on the menu.

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It's a much different illustration, but the Clinton (IA) LumberKings already have a green plaid-wearing lumberjack named Louie.

 

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9 minutes ago, sc49erfan15 said:

It's a much different illustration, but the Clinton (IA) LumberKings already have a green plaid-wearing lumberjack named Louie.

 

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The Lumber Kings have already tweeted about that commonality.

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Be awkward if Brandiose ended up doing Sasquatch logo, after they already did these for the Eugene Emeralds. 

 

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18 hours ago, mcrosby said:

The new logoset: 

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and the concept I did. 
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Aye, La Crosse represent.

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For seven games this season,the Eastern League's Altoona Curve will rebrand as the Allegheny Yinzers.

The team will sport black and yellow uniforms, and the logo is what looks to be the Roberto Clemete Bridge and a steel beam. 

 

For those wondering, Yinzers is a term used pretty prominently in the Pittsburgh region to define people from the area.

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Altoona Curve to play as Allegheny Yinzers for seven games

January 22, 2019 - 19:45 PM

The Altoona Curve, Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, play in a part of the country with a distinctive mode of speech—a place where rubber bands are “gum bands,” icy roads are described as “slippy,” and something that must be […]

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I like this better than everything Brandiose has peddled lately.  See kids, it is possible to have a unique and "quirky" brand that isn't nauseatingly contrived.

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