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Old 08-22-2016, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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I'm thinking this is the perfect opportunity to unleash the...

"Waterdogs"

http://www.ncparc.org/WG-EO/NCWRC%20...erdogneuse.pdf

A mudpuppy specific to the Neuse River, living right there in Kinston.

Kinston Waterdogs....sounds like a perfect minor league name to me.
Quirky sells well in the minor leagues...I like Waterdogs for the new team name.
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Old 09-15-2016, 02:05 PM
 
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Here are the final name selections:

(go ahead and cringe)

https://secure.milb.com/tickets/form...&section=team3

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Old 09-15-2016, 02:25 PM
 
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Here are the final name selections:

(go ahead and cringe)

https://secure.milb.com/tickets/form...&section=team3

And cringe I did!! These are all pretty terrible. I don't understand why they were thinking with any of these names. And picking "Down East" over "Kinston" is a terrible idea.
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Old 09-15-2016, 02:26 PM
 
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Here are the final name selections:

(go ahead and cringe)

https://secure.milb.com/tickets/form...&section=team3

I went with Shaggers since they went with the Down East name. Kinston is on the way to the beach, it is specific to the region and it can also have a baseball connotation.
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Old 09-15-2016, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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And cringe I did!! These are all pretty terrible. I don't understand why they were thinking with any of these names. And picking "Down East" over "Kinston" is a terrible idea.
They don't want to be associated with Kinston. Would you? Lol
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Old 09-15-2016, 07:00 PM
 
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The Rangers have entered a business arrangement with the city of Kinston. They should want to boost the city's image. Since they own the franchise they should also make merchandise appealing on a broad basis. I'm not sure Down East hats and shirts will be an easy sell. They could have used Coastal Carolina or Neuse River instead of Down East. It's gonna look strange on merchandise.
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Old 09-15-2016, 07:07 PM
 
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I guess the Ranger's don't want anything with Kinston on it.

Hamhawk is terrible. It's a blah piece of meat at that.
Hogzillas is suppper redneck. I guess that attracts some people
Shaggers.....The same people that would buy that hat, used to buy to USC ***** hats.
Wood Ducks, that's about as intimidating as the Pelicans.

Eagles seems like a copout, but at least it has history.....I guess.
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Old 09-15-2016, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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They should have stipulated the name Kinston be in the name.

Reminds me of The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
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Old 09-15-2016, 08:48 PM
 
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I guess the Ranger's don't want anything with Kinston on it.

Hamhawk is terrible. It's a blah piece of meat at that.
Hogzillas is suppper redneck. I guess that attracts some people
Shaggers.....The same people that would buy that hat, used to buy to USC ***** hats.
Wood Ducks, that's about as intimidating as the Pelicans.

Eagles seems like a copout, but at least it has history.....I guess.
It's minor league baseball, the crazier, outrageous sounding name, is more of the norm now. It's all about the logo and getting kids to go crazy over it, and with the finalist names, I am not surprised at all with any of them, the logo possibilities are endless.

Just look at some of the team names in minor league baseball:

Akron RubberDucks
Albuquerque Isotopes
Batavia Muckdogs
El Paso Chihuahuas
Everett AquaSox
Fort Wayne TinCaps
Hartford Yard Goats
Lansing Lugnuts
Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Montgomery Biscuits
Portland Sea Dogs
Richmond Flying Squirrels
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Old 09-16-2016, 04:40 PM
 
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In related news, the Mudcats are moving to Kissimmee, Florida

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