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52 minutes ago, NicDB said:

Whether or not it has the staying power to crawl into Toldeo Mud Hens or Albuquerque Isotopes territory remains to be seen.  But I'd still bet on Rocket City Trash Pandas before anything else we've seen of this nature.


I don't think I'm going out on a limb when I opine that the Rocket City Trash Pandas brand isn't likely to stick around for anywhere close to the 106 seasons that the Mud Hens name has graced minor league baseball teams in Toledo, Ohio.

As for Trash Pandas making it into the 17-year territory of the Albuquerque Isotopes identity's longevity, I'll be impressed when - indeed, if - the Isotopes sobriquet manages to match the 49 seasons that the Dukes name graced minor league ball in New Mexico's most populous city.     

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"Trash Pandas" is literally named after a meme. It's a meme that got an extra boost thanks to Guardians of the Galaxy, but it's still a meme.

 

Memes are almost universally short-term phenomena. That's kind of the point.

 

It'll last 10 years, max. How long would have teams called the LOLcats or Dancing Babies or All Your Base Are Belong To Uses lasted? Not long. This isn't too different.

 

That said, they did a great job with the logos.

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54 minutes ago, sc49erfan15 said:

"Trash Pandas" is literally named after a meme. It's a meme that got an extra boost thanks to Guardians of the Galaxy, but it's still a meme.

 

Memes are almost universally short-term phenomena. That's kind of the point.

 

It'll last 10 years, max. How long would have teams called the LOLcats or Dancing Babies or All Your Base Belong To Uses lasted? Not long. This isn't too different.

 

That said, they did a great job with the logos.

Not invalid points, but Trash Pandas has more staying power than the Dancing Baby. Yes, it started as a comment on a Reddit thread and grew into a meme, but it's become a commonly-referenced term for the animal. It can easily make it a decade, especially with quality logos. The question is whether or not it'll have legs in a generation or two.

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16 hours ago, BeerGuyJordan said:

Not invalid points, but Trash Pandas has more staying power than the Dancing Baby. Yes, it started as a comment on a Reddit thread and grew into a meme, but it's become a commonly-referenced term for the animal. It can easily make it a decade, especially with quality logos. The question is whether or not it'll have legs in a generation or two.

 

This is something only time will tell. Things tend to tire quickly.

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19 hours ago, Brian in Boston said:

As for Trash Pandas making it into the 17-year territory of the Albuquerque Isotopes identity's longevity, I'll be impressed when - indeed, if - the Isotopes sobriquet manages to match the 49 seasons that the Dukes name graced minor league ball in New Mexico's most populous city.     

 

Well, they had to dump Dukes for fairly obvious reasons. 

 

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It's why nobody in their right mind would use the name "Conquistadors" for a team these days and why the Padres downplayed the Swingin' Friar for a bit.

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19 hours ago, sc49erfan15 said:

"Trash Pandas" is literally named after a meme. It's a meme that got an extra boost thanks to Guardians of the Galaxy, but it's still a meme.

 

Memes are almost universally short-term phenomena. That's kind of the point.

 

It'll last 10 years, max. How long would have teams called the LOLcats or Dancing Babies or All Your Base Are Belong To Uses lasted? Not long. This isn't too different.

 

That said, they did a great job with the logos.

I feel like Trash Pandas was an unofficial term for raccoons before the “meme” either way it’s a trash identity and I hope people come to their senses and it gets dumped in less than 10 years, see the Baby Cakes

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Introducing the FredNats, by George!

October 5, 2019 - 15:34 PM

When the Potomac Nationals, high-A affiliate of the nearby Washington Nationals, announced that they would be moving about 40 miles south to Fredericksburg, Virginia, for the 2020 season, there was an expectation that the franchise would be the latest in […]

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FredNats doesn't really roll off the tongue like something like PawSox does, but I guess they're going to force it to work.

 

I do like the George logo though.

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Connecticut Tigers announce team name finalists

October 7, 2019 - 15:51 PM

Fans of the short-season Class A Connecticut Tigers will select a new nickname from five finalists that the team just unveiled today. All five options include the geographic signifier of the team’s hometown, Norwich, rather than Connecticut, which they have […]

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Ugh.  Do these contests ever work?  Don't the team just do what they want anyway?  It's about marketing and sales, not what the fans want.  

 

"Well, we got the most votes for _____ but we went this direction instead."

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3 hours ago, CaliforniaGlowin said:

"Well, we got the most votes for _____ but we went this direction instead."

 

"Well, we got the most votes for [insert locally relevant team name] but the guys from Brandiose heard the ramblings of the town drunk calling an animal by a name nobody else has ever used once and we know it'll sell hats online so...."

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I want Narwhals because... well, dammit, Narwhals is the only acceptable choice here.

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Sorry to everyone in advance

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Norwich Narwhals might be the best identity I can think of (that’s an original name) since the Yard Goats, please don’t mess this up

 

sEa UnIcoRNs

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17 hours ago, panthers_2012 said:

Sorry to everyone in advance

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There goes a narwhal.  Here comes a bikini whale!

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Watch it be Mill Mules, due to Brandlose's involvement of course.

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You really think Brandiose is gonna pass up doing a cute cartoon narwhal?  That's right up their alley.  I can picture little stuffed narwhals now.....

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22 hours ago, buzzcut said:

Watch it be Mill Mules, due to Brandlose's involvement of course.

It's gonna be Sea Unicorns. Narwhals is too generic (as if) for Brandiose, and they enjoy controversial names like Baby Cakes. Unicorns are trendy right now, so look for rainbows, glitter, and narwhals.

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