MiLB restores league names, introduces new Pacific Coast League logo

There were more casualties of Major League Baseball’s 2020 reorganization of the minor leagues than just the 43 teams who lost their affiliated status. The leagues that hosted the 120 teams who retained or gained affiliations lost the unique names that in some cases went back generations—according to Benjamin Hill

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New Rocky Mountain Vibes jerseys celebrate “The ‘Springs” and fan-favorite Toasty

Since 2019, Colorado Springs has been home to the Pioneer League’s Rocky Mountain Vibes. The Vibes recently unveiled two new jerseys that are a bit of a departure for the team: a powder blue Hometown Series top that pays homage to Colorado Springs and a mostly white Home Field jersey

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Akron RubberDucks to play as JoJos, Homers

The Akron RubberDucks unveiled two promotional identities that they’ll don in 2022: the Akron JoJos and the Akron Homers. The RubberDucks join the food-based nickname frenzy with an homage to fried, breaded potato wedges called jojos. The nickname is a regionalism that the team attributes to Lebanese immigrants Alfred Ajamie

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Peoria Chiefs to play as Orange Barrels, Pork Tenderloins

The Peoria Chiefs, High-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, unveiled two alternate brands that they’ll wear in 2022 that have special significance to the local community. For three games this season, the team will play as the Orange Barrels. The nickname pays tribute specifically to construction on the Murray

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Wisconsin Woodchucks update logos, rebrand as Wausau Woodchucks

The Wisconsin Woodchucks, members of the collegiate summer level Northwoods League, just moments ago unveiled a new suite of logos created by Dan Simon and announced that they’ll be the Wausau Woodchucks rather than the Wisconsin Woodchucks. The new logo—unveiled on Groundhog Day because woodchucks and groundhogs are the same

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My God, It’s Full of Stars: Sugar Land Skeeters rebrand as Space Cowboys

The Triple-A baseball team in Sugar Land, Texas, made it official today after the news leaked last week, they’re now the Space Cowboys. The new identity, unveiled this afternoon, features an astronaut whose visor is reflecting a field of stars, and who is wearing a cowboy hat and bandanna—paying tribute

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Independence League introduces North Platte Plainsmen

The newly formed collegiate summer level Independence League grew to nine teams with the addition of the North Platte Plainsmen this week. The team unveiled a suite of logos that feature a no-nonsense cowboy character created by Lincoln, Nebraska–based designer Adam Kovar. The cowboy character does not have a name

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