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25 or 50 years is worth celebrating.  Especially when the affiliation is a local one, as with the Brewers/Timber Rattlers or the Red Sox/PawSox (shame about that one, though). 

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On 3/27/2019 at 5:02 PM, AstroBull21 said:

Clearwater and the Phillies/Threshers did in 2015

 

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That’s not “30 years affiliated with the Phillies”, it’s just plain old “30 years”.   Which in their case happens to be the same thing, but they’re not specifically referencing the affiliation.

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The SWB one is interesting, with its homage to both names, original (Red Barons) and current (Railriders). 

 

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Have the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers really been a thing for a quarter century already?

 

They were still the Appleton Foxes when my family moved to the area and I always thought that was a superior name. 

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5 hours ago, Gothamite said:

The SWB one is interesting, with its homage to both names, original (Red Barons) and current (Railriders). 

 

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I really like this logo.

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4 hours ago, NicDB said:

Have the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers really been a thing for a quarter century already?

 

They were still the Appleton Foxes when my family moved to the area and I always thought that was a superior name. 

 

So somewhat of a related, funny story that happened two summers ago. 

 

My family has tickets to the local summer collegiate team (I really should post the logos from that league in this thread, there's a lot of stinkers) with those seats being in the second row next to the visitors dugout, so the on-deck batter is right in front of us. I have a Timber Rattlers hat and I was wearing it at one of the games. The on-deck batter turns to us and starts asking me about my hat and why I had it.

 

Turns out, he's from Appleton.

 

He gets stranded on base and someone brings out his glove and hat so he stays out in the field but once that half of the inning is done, he comes back and starts talking to me about my hat and the Rattlers again.

 

So this American guy is playing a baseball game in a Western Canadian summer collegiate league and happens to run into someone wearing his local single-A minor league team. I like to think I blew his mind and he told this story to everyone from back home.

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Very nice uniforms, except for the “inaugural season” plastered under the home script

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On 3/30/2019 at 5:47 PM, monkeypower said:

 

So somewhat of a related, funny story that happened two summers ago. 

 

My family has tickets to the local summer collegiate team (I really should post the logos from that league in this thread, there's a lot of stinkers) with those seats being in the second row next to the visitors dugout, so the on-deck batter is right in front of us. I have a Timber Rattlers hat and I was wearing it at one of the games. The on-deck batter turns to us and starts asking me about my hat and why I had it.

 

Turns out, he's from Appleton.

 

He gets stranded on base and someone brings out his glove and hat so he stays out in the field but once that half of the inning is done, he comes back and starts talking to me about my hat and the Rattlers again.

 

So this American guy is playing a baseball game in a Western Canadian summer collegiate league and happens to run into someone wearing his local single-A minor league team. I like to think I blew his mind and he told this story to everyone from back home.


Awesome story!  Even though I consider myself much more from Milwaukee, I think I would be more excited to see Timber Rattlers paraphernalia than Brewers in my travels simply because the odds are so much more rare.  And they're still more than likely Brewers fans who I can talk baseball to.

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I would hope the Potholes hat and uniform would look better than that.  Just that wordmark alone is terrible.

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Kannapolis Intimidators throwing back to Piedmont Boll Weevils

April 5, 2019 - 22:45 PM

From 1996 to 2000, the franchise that currently plays as the Kannapolis Intimidators was called the Piedmont Boll Weevils. Piedmont is the name of the region in which Kannapolis is located, and boll weevils are bugs that eat cotton plants—serious […]

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Jumbo Shrimp, Shuckers, Blue Wahoos to play Seafood Buffet Series

April 10, 2019 - 23:29 PM

It’s not by accident that three minor league baseball teams in the Double-A Southern League have seafood-themed team names. The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp play on Florida’s Atlantic Coast, while the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and Biloxi Shuckers are situated on the […]

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Muy interesante...

 

(Suddenly I'm craving some skrimp.)

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Fantastic! Things like this are why I love minor league baseball.

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Connecticut Cutters rolls off the tongue nicely, and would have a double meaning with the cut fastball, and the Coast Guard cutters. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is in New London, Connecticut. 

 

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