The Portland Sea Dogs, double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, will commemorate National Hot Dog Month by changing their name to the Red Snappers for a game. The alternate identity pays homage to a distinctive New England-style hot dog that is dyed bright red and whose natural casing makes a snap sound when it is bitten into.
Per the team: “The Maine Red Snappers logo features an outline of the state of Maine in the background, with a red hot dog in a split top New England style bun holding a baseball bat and wearing a Maine trapper hat. This logo will be featured on the hat, which is navy with a red brim. The jerseys will be white with ‘Red Snappers’ spelled across the front. The Red Snapper font features hot dog-shaped lettering with grill marks. The logo will also be featured on the sleeve of the jerseys. The sleeves also feature a red cross hatch pattern which resembles the traditional paper tray in which hot dogs are frequently served. The piping around the neck, buttons, and sleeves features red hot dog links.”
The Sea Dogs will play as the Red Snappers July 24, 2021, against the Harrisburg Senators.