The Carolina Mudcats, Class-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, will play four games this season as the Micro Brews. It’s not just an homage to the parent club, or that the minor league players in Milwaukee’s farm system are like little Brewers, but North Carolina is home to one of the nation’s most prolific craft brewery scenes.
The cap logo features an interlocking MB, the initials of both Micro Brews and Milwaukee Brewers, and a color scheme reminiscent of the Brewers teams of the 1980s.
“We’re so excited to introduce this new Brewers-inspired look for the Mudcats this season” said Director of Promotions and Fan Experience, Patrick Ennis, quoted on MiLB.com. “This new look maintains the Mudcats brand, but also recognizes our parent organization, the Milwaukee Brewers. It ties in locally with North Carolina being home to so many microbreweries and a great hub for the craft beer culture.”
The Mudcats will wear the uniforms April 13, May 9, June 6, and August 1.
Paul Caputo is a grown man who collects plastic ice cream helmet sundaes from minor league baseball stadiums because he likes logos that much. He is the author of the first book published by SportsLogos.net, The Story Behind the Nickname: The Origins of 100 Classic, Contemporary, and Wacky Minor League Baseball Team Names (also available on Kindle). He can be found on Twitter at @Count2Baseball and he maintains the Countdown to Spring Training on Facebook. Paul is a Philadelphia sports fan, but he's not so bad.