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4 hours ago, GDAWG said:

 

What would the mascot be for Gastonia Uppercuts?  A boxer doing an uppercut?

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5 hours ago, GDAWG said:

What would the mascot be for Gastonia Uppercuts?  A boxer doing an uppercut?


Most likely a porcine mascot depicted as a boxer. After all, the promotional copy accompanying the Uppercuts identity suggestion includes lines such as, "destined for the slaughterhouse", "this underhog", "we wouldn't suggest betting against us - just ask the butcher", and "we're fed up of that old, tired underhog label".

In fact, based upon the marketing speak accompanying each identity, it can be surmised that a Fire Ants identity would feature depictions of the namesake insect; the Hogzillas brand would revolve around a monstrous wild boar/pig; the Honey Hunters name would be paired with images of a small, scrappy, and aggressive burrowing creature; and the Hotshots' logo package would see axe-wielding cottontail rabbits garbed as smoke-jumping firefighters.         

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On 10/10/2020 at 10:19 PM, CaliforniaGlowin said:

Here's the perfect mascot for the Honey Hunters.

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Great idea, but are we sure that New Era would allow that, given the outsourcing to China they've done in early 2019, the attitude of said bear in China's government, and how many large companies dealing with China try to not provoke the ire of the government there?

 

(Not trying to be facetious, but something at least worth asking IMO.)

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The summer collegiate Prospect League's Johnstown, Pennsylvania-based expansion team has settled upon an identity - the Mill Rats.

According to Bill Davidson, one of the team's owners, "We wanted a name that had not been used before, a name that reflected the character and the resiliency of the Greater Johnstown region. That's how we landed on the name Mill Rats. It pays homage to the history of Johnstown, obviously a strong mill town and steel industry. A rat is a notoriously tough animal. We wanted something that was tough and resilient, but also something that people could be proud of. It's a combination of history as well as resiliency."

 Per the team's general manager, Brennan Mihalick, 350 people submitted ideas in the initial phase of the ball club's "Name the Team" contest, with 250 people casting votes in the final stage. Apparently, more than half of those voting selected Mill Rats over the four other finalist identities.

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The only other team I can remember using the name was the Manchester Millrats / Saint John Mill Rats. The franchise played three seasons in New Hampshire (2007-08 in the American Basketball Association and 2008-09 and 2009-10 in the Premier Basketball League) before relocating to Saint John, New Brunswick. After spending the 2010-11 season in the PBL, the team became a founding member of the National Basketball League of Canada in 2011. Prior to the start of the 2016-17 NBL Canada season, the Mill Rats rebranded as the Saint John Riptide.

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Prospect League introduces Johnstown Mill Rats

October 17, 2020 - 22:10 PM

The first Pennsylvanian team in the collegiate summer level Prospect League will pay tribute to that state’s blue collar heritage with its brand. The Johnstown Mill Rats’ nickname derives from a term used to describe coal miners and steel workers. The term originally had a derogatory connotation, but it’s been

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I really like the sunglass logo. Really nice update.

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On 10/21/2020 at 4:07 PM, BigEd76 said:

Lakewood BlueClaws are now the Jersey Shore BlueClaws

 

https://www.milb.com/news/lakewood-blueclaws-shift-to-jersey-shore-moniker-unveil-fresh-logos

 

 

 


A great update overall; it’s one of the rare times Brandiose has got a redesign by and large right by showing restraint.

 

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I have been to Blue Claws games. It is a really nice experience and I am so glad that they are really embracing the Jersey Shore thing.

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On 10/22/2020 at 7:27 AM, DustDevil61 said:

... by showing restraint.


Only in a world where the Brandiose design team collaborated with the Worcester Red Sox on nine jerseys and seven ball caps can a mere five ball caps be regarded as restraint. 😉

That said, I  love the place-name change, the primary and word marks, and the redesigned mascot crab. The crab with baseball stitches is solid, though it looks like it was torn from a completely different identity package and wedged into this brand. The sunglasses? Too much going on... particularly the forced 'JS' and 'BC' in the corners of the lenses. 

   

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The new Butte, Montana-based team in the summer collegiate Expedition League has settled upon an identity: the Mining City Tommyknockers.

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Tommyknockers are gnome-like creatures that originated in the folklore of Cornwall, England. Cornish miners claimed that tommyknockers were humanoid creatures - not unlike leprechauns or brownies - who lived deep beneath the earth. Dressed in clothing that mimicked that of the garb sported by human miners, these imps were thought to manifest their existence in a couple of different ways. First, miners claimed that mischievous tommyknockers were responsible for stealing any tools, personal items, or food that might go missing in the mines. More importantly, the creatures were said to knock and hammer on the walls of mines to signal that a shaft or tunnel was about to cave in. If miners hearing the sound - actually the creaking of timbers and shifting of earth - escaped such a collapse, the tommyknockers were said to be well-meaning. However, if a particular mine saw numerous collapses that resulted in death or injury, the tommyknockers therein were thought to be in a malevolent mood, usually brought about by the presence of miners who doubted in their power or refused to believe in them at all.

 

Garnering 72% of the votes cast, Tommyknockers bested BlastersPowder MonkeysProspectors, and Ridge in the final round of the ballclub's "Name the Team" campaign. 

The logo was designed by Jason Stemm of Stemm Creative.           

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On 10/29/2020 at 9:48 AM, Brian in Boston said:

The new Butte, Montana-based team in the summer collegiate Expedition League has settled upon an identity: the Mining City Tommyknockers.

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Tommyknockers are gnome-like creatures that originated in the folklore of Cornwall, England. Cornish miners claimed that tommyknockers were humanoid creatures - not unlike leprechauns or brownies - who lived deep beneath the earth. Dressed in clothing that mimicked that of the garb sported by human miners, these imps were thought to manifest their existence in a couple of different ways. First, miners claimed that mischievous tommyknockers were responsible for stealing any tools, personal items, or food that might go missing in the mines. More importantly, the creatures were said to knock and hammer on the walls of mines to signal that a shaft or tunnel was about to cave in. If miners hearing the sound - actually the creaking of timbers and shifting of earth - escaped such a collapse, the tommyknockers were said to be well-meaning. However, if a particular mine saw numerous collapses that resulted in death or injury, the tommyknockers therein were thought to be in a malevolent mood, usually brought about by the presence of miners who doubted in their power or refused to believe in them at all.

 

Garnering 72% of the votes cast, Tommyknockers bested BlastersPowder MonkeysProspectors, and Ridge in the final round of the ballclub's "Name the Team" campaign. 

The logo was designed by Jason Stemm of Stemm Creative.           

Mining City seems odd and not exactly rolling off the tongue. Butte Blasters would have been...amazing. Butte/Mining City Powder Monkeys sounds like an 1800's slur. 

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The Brooks Bandits of the WCBL unveiled new logos.

 

 

I just love the maple leaves in the logos, because this is an all Canadian league where the C in WCBL stands for Canada...

 

They also kept the weird script tail that comes out of the the bottom of the S and not the end of it.

 

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Independent minor league baseball's American Association has unveiled a new league branding package.

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The family of marks were created by Portland, Oregon-based Baseballism, "a premium off the field brand focusing on the class, tradition and history of baseball".

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The American Association of Professional Baseball - an independent minor league circuit that was founded in 2005 - has unveiled a new league branding package. The change marks the circuit's first rebrand since its inaugural season in 2006.

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The family of marks was created by Portland, Oregon-based Baseballism, "a premium off the field brand focusing on the class, tradition and history of baseball". The American Association had announced a formal partnership with Baseballism the day before introducing its new league brand.

"A new look and feel for the American Association was long overdue, and to be able to work with a company like Baseballism to make it happen is very exciting as we move into a new era as a Major League Baseball Partner League. This logo brand signals a new vision for the league and will appeal to a younger demographic. The logos are clean, modern, and a fitting visual representation of the professionalism of our league, our players, and our organizations. It's a look we think our fans will embrace and look forward to seeing it on the field in our stadiums in 2021." - Joshua Schaub, American Association Commissioner

  

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