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Twenty-Six New Copa Logos for MiLB in 2020

Minor League Baseball’s growing and increasingly popular Copa de la Diversión (Fun Cup) program will feature 92 teams in 2020, up from 72 this past season. Now in its fourth year, the initiative involves teams adopting temporary Spanish-language brands.

The 2020 batch of Copa identities will feature 25 all-new identities and one brand new logo (Fresno) for one which already existed. There are three teams who participated in 2019 who will be back in 2020 with a whole new name and logo, those three are Down East, Durham, and Reading.

Here’s a look at everything that’s new for 2020:

Amarillo Sod Poodles, Pointy Boots de Amarillo

“A celebration of fun, self-expression, and creativity, “Pointy Boots” which originated in North-Central Mexico and made their way into Texas, rose in popularity with the progression of tribal-guarachero music. The moniker honors both Amarillo’s young and active hispanic population and the community’s centuries-old rich heritage. ” –

Asheville Tourists, Yacumamas de Asheville

“Legend has it the ferocious, 100-foot-long Yacumama, a snake-like creature known also as the “Mother of Water,” lurks in the waters of both the Amazon River and Western North Carolina. Like its baseball team and community, the mythical creature personifies a storied history of being a fierce and identifiable force.” –

Boise Hawks, Boise Papas Fritas

“A tribute to the potato – Idaho’s state vegetable – and the farming community which drives the state’s economy, the Papas Fritas aim to strengthen their connection between the organization and the neighboring Hispanic community.” –

Bowling Green Hot Rods, Bólidos de Bowling Green

“A nod to the auto industry’s significance in South Central Kentucky, Bowling Green’s vibrant “Bólidos” identity honors the area’s Hispanic community as a translation from their full-time Hot Rods name. Additionally, flames featured within the logo tie in to the Bólidos alternate translation to meteors” –

Burlington Royals, Molinos de Burlington

“A nod to the region’s textile production history, Burlington, North Carolina’s “Molinos” moniker also honors the growing Hispanic community’s contributions to the area’s growing economic impact.” –

Cedar Rapids Kernels, Cinco Estaciones de Cedar Rapids

“Cedar Rapids, Iowa – The City of Five Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter … and fun! A nod to the importance of family within the Hispanic community, the team’s “Tree of Five Seasons” logo represents the memory-making fun fans will have at the ballpark.” –

Charlotte Stone Crabs, Frijoles Saltarines de Puerto Carlota

“Frijoles saltarines (jumping beans) earn their bouncy moniker when exposed to heat, which is in plentiful supply along Florida’s Gulf Coast. The logo’s color scheme pays tribute to Florida’s cross-gulf neighbors in Mexico, while its pogo stick represents the excitement and joy Minor League Baseball supplies the region.” –

Down East Wood Ducks, Avocados Luchadores de Down East
(2019: Patos Joyuyos de Down East)

A testament to the fighting spirit and showmanship of luchadores, the mighty Avocados Luchadores de Down East will combine on-field work ethic with an enthusiastic, fan-friendly atmosphere at Granger Stadium.” –

Durham Bulls, Cervezas de Durham
(2019: Mal de Ojo de Durham)

“Home to Minor League Baseball’s lone in-stadium craft brewery, Bull Durham Beer Co., beer is a cultural phenomenon in Durham. By becoming the “Cervezas de Durham,” the team connects its memory-making experiences to the community-minded culture associated with its organization and city.” –

Fayetteville Woodpeckers, Guerreros de Fayetteville

“Neighbors to the world’s largest military installation, Fort Bragg, Fayetteville’s “Guerreros” moniker pays tribute to the community’s population of military service members – principally, the 14% of Hispanic active-duty service members. The moniker aims to connect the armed forces community to the area’s growing Hispanic community, celebrating the brave city’s camaraderie and spirit.” –

Fort Wayne TinCaps, Manzanas Luchadoras de Fuerte Wayne

“A staple in Mexican culture, Lucha Libre freestyle wrestling blends showmanship and athleticism through the luchadores’ vibrant wardrobes and rapid-pace movement. An adaption of Fort Wayne’s full-time moniker, the “Manzanas Luchadores” (Fighting Apples), will mimic the flare and skill of the luchadores.” –

Fresno Grizzlies, Fresno Lowriders
(2019: Same name, new logo)

“Serving as mobile canvases onto which artists display tribute to Mexican culture, lowriders’ influence on art, music and fashion is deeply rooted into Fresno’s Hispanic community. The team’s “Lowriders” moniker pays tribute to the city of Fresno’s place in amplifying lowriding culture.” –

Harrisburg Senators, Playeros de Harrisburg

“Harrisburg’s “Playeros” identity, which roughly translates to “beachgoers,” connects the familial bonding of going to the beach to the importance of family to the Hispanic community. The beach-themed moniker also celebrates the team’s home on City Island.” –

Hudson Valley Renegades, Fenomenos Enmascarados del Valle de Hudson

“”Fenómenos Enmascarados,” which directly translates to “Masked Phenoms,” celebrates the rich blend of Hispanic cultures throughout the Hudson Valley. In celebration of Lucha Libre culture, Hudson Valley aims to provide a blend of fighting spirit and showmanship at the ballpark.” –

Idaho Falls Chukars, Madres de Idaho Falls

“Mothers are a consistent source of love, passion, strength and fun. By adopting the “Madres” identity and one of the only female character logos in professional sports, Idaho Falls aims to embody those traits, pay homage to moms everywhere and call back to its days as the Idaho Falls Padres.” –

Portland Sea Dogs, Alces de Maine

“The multi-pronged antlers of the Alces – a direct translation of Maine’s majestic state animal – the moose, represent Portland’s multi-cultural population. By integrating baseball gloves into the antlers, Portland stands ready to catch and embrace the array of cultures that support its community.” –

Northwest Arkansas Naturals, Naturales del Noroeste de Arkansas

“Known for its scenic beauty and abundant wildlife, Arkansas’s “Natural State” nickname inspired Northwest Arkansas’s full-time Naturals moniker. As a direct translation, “Los Naturales” will engage their Hispanic community through celebrating mutually-held values and creating long-lasting memories.” –

Ogden Raptors, Carnívoros de Ogden

“A tribute to the ancient Mayan deity, Quetzalcoatl, the Carnívoros de Ogden will take the field with a similarly ferocious spirit while transforming the ballpark experience to be more welcoming and celebratory of the area’s Hispanic community.” –

Peoria Chiefs, Peoria en el Río

“Representative of the Illinois River’s economic and cultural significance in Peoria, “En el Rio” pays tribute to the river and the Greater Peoria Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s annual festival of the same name.” –

Reading Fightin Phils, Peleadores de Reading
(2019: Peleadores de Reading)

“Wrapped in layers of symbolism, including physical city landmarks and representations of industry and heritage, Reading’s “Luchadores” moniker represents the organization’s commitment to fight for a better tomorrow for its city.” –

Rochester Red Wings, Cocos Locos de Rochester

“A tribute to Rochester’s prominent LatinX community, the team will take on the “Cocos Locos” moniker and bring a taste of Hispanic culture, including the popular rum-based drink of the same name, to the ballpark. ” –

Rocky Mountain Vibes, Lloronas de Montaña Rocosa

“The curse of La Llorona details the spine-chilling tale of a cursed ghost mother, dressed in a white gown, forsaken to roam rivers and creeks throughout the Southwest in search of her lost children. Rocky Mountain pays tribute to popular Hispanic folklore and other spooky stories of rivers sprinkled throughout the region.” –

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, Campesinos de Salem-Keizer

“A tribute to their hard work, Salem-Keizer’s “Campesinos” moniker pays tribute to the collective contributions of farm workers toward establishing Oregon as one of the leading agricultural regions in the United States.” –

South Bend Cubs, Cabritos Maldichos de South Bend

“A subtle nod to the famed Curse of the Billy Goat, South Bend (a Chicago Cubs affiliate) will take on the “Cabritos Maldichos” (Cursed Goats) moniker to celebrate the tenacity and persistence of its Hispanic players and community members in the face of adversity.” –

Springfield Cardinals, Cardenales de Springfield

“The Springfield Cardinals are proud to adopt the “Cardenales” name and logo – just one season after the same milestone took place at Busch Stadium – welcoming all members of the Latino and Hispanic community and paying homage to their rich tradition throughout the entire Cardinals organization.” –

Tri-City ValleyCats, Puentes de Tri-City

“Paying homage to the Hudson River’s geographic, economic and cultural influence, Tri-City’s “Puentes” identity celebrates the role of bridges in connecting New York’s Capital Region. In reverence to the physical connection bridges form, Tri-City aims to use baseball’s connective tissue to span cultural divides and celebrate the region’s diversity through a shared experience.” –

The remaining 70 teams will reprise brands introduced in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Albuquerque Isotopes, Mariachis de Nuevo México
Arkansas Travelers, Diamantes de Arkansas
Bowie Baysox, Cangrejos Fantasmas de Chesapeake
Bradenton Marauders, Bradenton Barbasnegras
Brooklyn Cyclones, Brooklyn Jefes
Carolina Mudcats, Pescados de Carolina
Charleston RiverDogs, Perros Santos de Charleston
Charlotte Knights, Caballeros de Charlotte
Chattanooga Lookouts, Montañas de Chattanooga
Clinton LumberKings, Clinton Elotes
Columbia Fireflies, Chicharrones de Columbia
Columbus Clippers, Veleros de Columbus
Corpus Christi Hooks, Raspas de Corpus Christi
Daytona Tortugas, Daytona Tortugas
Delmarva Shorebirds, Gallos de Delmarva
El Paso Chihuahuas, El Paso Margaritas
Erie SeaWolves, Piñatas de Erie
Eugene Emeralds, Monarcas de Eugene
Everett AquaSox, Conquistadores de Everett
Florida Fire Frogs, Coquís de Florida
Greensboro Grasshoppers, Ocelotes de Greensboro
Greenville Drive, Energía de Greenville
Gwinnett Stripers, Xolos de Gwinnett
Hartford Yard Goats, Chivos de Hartford
Hickory Crawdads, Llamas de Hickory
Hillsboro Hops, Soñadores de Hillsboro
Inland Empire 66ers, Cucys de San Bernardino
Iowa Cubs, Demonios de De Moines
Kane County Cougars, Cougars de Kane County
Kannapolis Cannon Ballers, Rápidos de Kannapolis
Lake County Captains, Picantes de Lake County
Lake Elsinore Storm, Cadejos de Lake Elsinore
Lakewood BlueClaws, Medusas de Lakewood
Lancaster JetHawks, Viento de Lancaster
Lansing Lugnuts, Lansing Locos
Las Vegas Aviators, Reyes de Plata de Las Vegas
Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Coquís de Lehigh Valley
Lexington Legends, Leyendas de Lexington
Louisville Bats, Murciélagos de Louisville
Midland Rockhounds, Matamoscas de Midessa
Modesto Nuts, Alebrijes de Modesto
Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Pelícanos de Myrtle Beach
Nashville Sounds, Vihuelas de Nashville
New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Gatos Feroces de New Hampshire
Norfolk Tides, Pajaritos de Norfolk
Oklahoma City Dodgers, Cielo Azul de Oklahoma
Omaha Storm Chasers, Cazadores de Tormenta de Omaha
Pawtucket Red Sox, Osos Polares de Pawtucket
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, Temblores de Rancho Cucamonga
Reno Aces, Corazones de Reno
Richmond Flying Squirrels, Ardillas Voladoras de Richmond
Round Rock Express, Chupacabras de Round Rock
Sacramento River Cats, Dorados de Sacramento
Salem Red Sox, San Bernardos de Salem
Salt Lake Bees, Abejas de Salt Lake
San Antonio Missions, Flying Chanclas de San Antonio
San Jose Giants, Churros de San José
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Vejigantes de Scranton Wilkes/Barre
Stockton Ports, Caballos de Stockton
Tacoma Rainiers, Familia de Tacoma
Trenton Thunder, Trueno de Thunder
Tri-City Dust Devils, Viñeros de Tri-City
Visalia Rawhide, Visalia Toros
West Michigan Whitecaps, Calaveras de West Michigan
Winston-Salem Dash, Rayados de Winston-Salem
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, Cascabeles de Wisconsin