Rock ‘n’ Roll Cats: The Story Behind the New Britain Rock Cats

If you’re like me, you’ll be humming Stray Cat Strut the rest of the day after reading the story of the New Britain Rock Cats. After all, if ever there was one, Rocky the Rock Cat is a feline Casanova, a ladies’ cat. If they made a movie about Rocky,

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Nancy, Sluggo, and Slugger: The Story Behind the Portland Sea Dogs

The Portland Sea Dogs, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2014, are among the most consistently popular teams in all of minor league baseball. They have been a fixture in New England since the 1993 expansion of Major League Baseball required the minor leagues to expand as well, first

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A Cartoon Rodent in a Serious Baseball Town: The Richmond Flying Squirrels

The Richmond Flying Squirrels, double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, are among the most popular and distinct minor league baseball team identities out there, but the team name was not well received when it was first announced more than five years ago. In a city with a storied baseball

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The Power of Pink (or Rubine Red): The Story Behind the Pensacola Blue Wahoos

The wahoo is a fish that is strong, fierce, and delicious. The fish featured in the Pensacola Blue Wahoos’ logo is the one that got away. You can tell by the hook in his mouth attached to the broken fishing line that he snapped through pure, brute force. “The wahoo

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The Story Behind the Modesto Nuts: Now with More Nuts!

Modesto, California, is known for producing nuts, such as almonds, walnuts, pistachios, and George Lucas. And since they couldn’t make a logo out of George Lucas, who was born and raised in Modesto and set his film American Graffiti there, the local baseball team decided to pay homage the industry

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