New Kinston Team to be Down East Wood Ducks

The new Carolina League in Kinston, which will be the Rangers High A affiliate, will be known as the Down East Wood Ducks.  I have nothing against the Wood Ducks name, but I think that referring to the location as Down East is terrible.  I would be very surprised if the team was still called Down East in three years.  I’ve talked before about how I think that locations should be specific, but I don’t think that referring to the coastal plain portion of eastern North Carolina as Down East would be popular.  Clearly I’m in the minority with the name choices, but I know when the Wood Ducks come up to Delaware to play my Blue Rocks, virtually no one in the stands will have any idea where the team is from.

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