Before professional sports in 2020 were postponed by the coronavirus pandemic, the Fredericksburg Nationals—or FredNats to friends—were planning to pay homage to beloved gorilla Harambe, who was shot and killed in 2016 by officials at the Cincinnati Zoo to protect a three-year-old boy who had fallen into the primate’s enclosure.
The Fredericksburg Nationals—FredNats to friends—unveiled a new logo today to augment the new identity they debuted earlier this year. The logo features George Washington’s mother Mary Washington. “The story of Fredericksburg, Virginia, is not just George Washington chopping down the cherry tree,” said Dan Simon, who created the entire FredNats
When the Potomac Nationals, high-A affiliate of the nearby Washington Nationals, announced that they would be moving about 40 miles south to Fredericksburg, Virginia, for the 2020 season, there was an expectation that the franchise would be the latest in the parade of minor league teams with wacky nicknames. But