PawSox introduce Fightin’ Quahogs

Written By:  •  Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Just days before their final game in their next-last-season in Pawtucket, the Pawtucket Red Sox will play a game as the Fightin’ Quahogs. While a quahog is a regional term for a large, edible clam found in the Atlantic Ocean, the term is perhaps better known for being the fictional name of the Rhode Island city where the TV show Family Guy is set.

The name is fraught with significance: While Quahog, Rhode Island, is a fictional town, it is unabashedly close to Providence, which can be seen frequently during the show. The website Fandom identifies the three buildings pictured above as Providence’s One Financial Plaza, 50 Kennedy Plaza, and the Bank of America Tower. While the PawSox eventually settled on Worcester, Massachusetts, as their new home starting in 2021, Providence was long rumored as the team’s destination.

The team is promoting the night as “honoring one of the most popular Rhode Island food delicacies,” but the PawHogs (?) are clearly embracing the Family Guy reference with a cap logo that emulates the distinctive animated style of the show.

Pawtucket will play the first game of an August 30 double header as the Fightin’ Quahogs. Giggity.

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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, 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.