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1 hour ago, rams80 said:

 

/Checks Norwich's wikipedia page.

 

 

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Yes to the killer tomatoes!!!

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Norwich Nine

The modern City of Norwich, Connecticut has its roots in the 1659 settlement of Norwichtown, a village founded upon a plot of land "nine miles square". It was within this nine square mile plot that the community's original 35 settlers - including the Reverend James Fitch, Thomas Leffingwell, and Major John Mason - laid out the Norwichtown Green and established the first center of the community.

Norwich Nine not only pays homage to the size of that original plot of land, but has an old-time sound to it that fits with the long history of Connecticut and New England. It conjures up images of ballplayers taking to the diamond in pillbox caps, collared lace-up or shield-front jerseys, baggy pants, and knee-high stockings.    

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Please get a name that can be shortened to Con-Air so they can get Nicolas Cage to throw out the inaugural first pitch

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7 minutes ago, Brian in Boston said:

Norwich Nine

The modern City of Norwich, Connecticut has its roots in the 1659 settlement of Norwichtown, a village founded upon a plot of land "nine miles square". It was within this nine square mile plot that the community's original 35 settlers - including the Reverend James Fitch, Thomas Leffingwell, and Major John Mason - laid out the Norwichtown Green and established the first center of the community.

Norwich Nine not only pays homage to the size of that original plot of land, but has an old-time sound to it that fits with the long history of Connecticut and New England. It conjures up images of ballplayers taking to the diamond in pillbox caps, collared lace-up or shield-front jerseys, baggy pants, and knee-high stockings.    

 

Wow, notwithstanding my stated preference for using the parent club's nickname, I really like this idea.  I especially like the idea of using collared jerseys and pillbox caps.  

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54 minutes ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

You are right about that; I shouldn't have oversimplified. I agree with all the examples you cited; and I would throw the Durham Bulls and the Indianapolis Indians into that set.  But that's about it.  The way I see it, the teams we mentioned count as exceptions; for the vast majority of minor league teams, being named after the parent club is the right move.


I would toss a few more in there.. the Tacoma Rainiers, Spokane Indians, Eugene Emeralds, and even some new-ish ones like the Everett Aqua Sox and Hillsboro Hops (man... the Pacific Northwest kills it with baseball identities!).  But I think we're on the same page for the most part.  
 

56 minutes ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

You are right about that; I shouldn't have oversimplified. I agree with all the examples you cited; and I would throw the Durham Bulls and the Indianapolis Indians into that set.  But that's about it.  The way I see it, the teams we mentioned count as exceptions; for the vast majority of minor league teams, being named after the parent club is the right move.

 

Furthermore, even a team with a unique nickname can look like its parent club.  When the Buffalo Bisons were affilliated with the White Sox, their uniforms looked like the White Sox.  When they were affilliated with the Indians, their uniforms looked like the Indians.

 

 

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Now that they are affilliated with the Blue Jays, they have done specialty days in which they wore Jays-themed uniforms, which should be their regular look.

 

 

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The Connecticut Tigers had both the name and the look.  And they are throwing it away for what will likely be some trendy crap. 

 

This was a pretty standard practice up until the 1990s.  Before affiliated farm clubs became standard for MiLB (1960s or so), there was a certain level of prestige associated with having a look based on a big league club because it showed your players had a direct path to the majors that most teams didn't. In fact, the Milwaukee Braves hats were exactly what the American Association's Brewers wore in their last few years of existence as the Braves top farm club.

Frankly, I think it's about time for the pendulum to swing back the other way with this.  I'll gladly take another Syracuse Mets situation over another Brandiose abomination.

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I wouldn’t mind reviving the “Connecticut Colonials” name that one of the groups vying for the Expos proposed. Certain steps would have to be taken to avoid a Patriots rip-off, but I’m sure it could work.

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3 hours ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

Booooo.

 

 

Fixed that for you.

 

This change is particularly unfortunate because the Connecticut Tigers are an example of how a minor league team should be named and should be outfitted.  They look just like their parent club, and even feature a letter logo in the style of the parent club.

 

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Not only do these guys look like professional ballplayers, but any observer could tell at a glance what organistation the team is affiliated with.  To dump this classic identity and look for some goofy local kitch is criminal.

I also like the modification of the Cardinals brand for their AA and high A affiliates in Springfield and Palm Beach (but let's be honest, I'm posting this for the sake of Luke Voit as a Springfield Cardinal with a huge knife).

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EDIT: And honestly, Springfield is full of St. Louis Cardinals fans, so it would make no sense to detach from a brand identity that is incredibly popular in the local market.

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34 minutes ago, Maroon said:

I also like the modification of the Cardinals brand for their AA and high A affiliates in Springfield and Palm Beach (but let's be honest, I'm posting this for the sake of Luke Voit as a Springfield Cardinal with a huge knife).

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I really like what they’ve done with the Memphis Redbirds 

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4 hours ago, rams80 said:

 

/Checks Norwich's wikipedia page.

 

 

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:censored:

Given that Brandlose is involved, Norwich Killer Tomatoes is almost too perfect to use.

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San Antonio has changed their Chanclas jerseys from white with blue sleeves to blue with pink sleeves. They also have home, away and alternate Chanclas caps this year.

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2 hours ago, buzzcut said:

Given that Brandlose is involved, Norwich Killer Tomatoes is almost too perfect to use.

 

IP's too expensive.

 

They'll roll with some made up bull :censored:two-word term for tomatoes.

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3 hours ago, MJWalker45 said:

San Antonio has changed their Chanclas jerseys from white with blue sleeves to blue with pink sleeves. They also have home, away and alternate Chanclas caps this year.

Love it ! Pics ?

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7 hours ago, CaliforniaGlowin said:

Love it ! Pics ?

I'll try posting later today

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14 hours ago, YankeeBaseball0934f said:

The Conneticut Cats (with that same rhetoric)?

I like that direction. Variation on the Connecticut Cats / Big Cats / Bengals / White Tigers

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