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Connecticut Tigers Change Name to Norwich Sea Unicorns

The Connecticut Tigers have changed their name to the Norwich Sea Unicorns.  In this case, I’m glad that they went away from their old name.  I didn’t think that it made much sense for the team to represent the entire … Continue reading

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Fort Myers Miracle Change Name to Mighty Mussels

The Fort Myers Miracle have changed their name to the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels.  This seems to follow the recent trend of names where they need to be two words.  And while they did inherit the name from the Miami … Continue reading

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2021 Worcester team to be called Red Sox

When Pawtucket moves to Worcester for the 2021 season, the team will be known as the Worcester Red Sox.  They decided to maintain the Red Sox name that Pawtucket used and plan to use the nickname Woo Sox.  Doesn’t have … Continue reading

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List of 42 Minor League Teams that could be eliminated

Ballpark Digest posted an article that provides a list of minor league teams that could be eliminated under Major League Baseball’s proposal to contract Minor League Baseball to 120 teams.  There is also talk about the potential political ramifications if … Continue reading

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Wichita team to be called Wind Surge

The new AAA team in Wichita will be called the Wichita Wind Surge.  I think it’s interesting that they decided to stray from a tangible item, similar to the Lake Elsinore Storm.  And in doing some quick internet searches on … Continue reading

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Missoula Osprey change name to PaddleHeads

The Missoula Osprey have changed their name to the Missoula PaddleHeads.  So it looks like they have moved on from a traditional animal nickname for a bird that is native to the area to a less traditional one for a … Continue reading

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Kannapolis Intimidators change name to Cannon Ballers

The Kannapolis Intimidators are changing their name to the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers.  This goes along with their new stadium opening in 2020.  It does seem to me that we are seeing more team names with two words, which seems unnecessarily … Continue reading

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Durham Bulls extend PDC with Rays to 2022

The Durham Bulls have extended their player development contract with the Rays to 2022.  The Bulls have been the Rays AAA affiliate since they began in 1998.  This is the first renewal announced after the proposal to eliminate some teams … Continue reading

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MLB Proposes Eliminating 40 Minor League Teams after 2020 Season

This is the start of negotiations of the Professional Baseball Agreement (PBA) between Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball, but MLB has proposed going to a 120 team minor league system from the current 160 teams. Some key points … Continue reading

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Fredericksburg team to be known as Nationals

The new team in Fredericksburg, the relocating Potomac Nationals, will be known as the Fredericksburg Nationals.  I’m somewhat surprised that they chose to maintain the Nationals moniker instead of creating a separate identity, but since they are relatively close to … Continue reading

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