Teams embracing a new trend with naming.
By Steve Samek
In this post, we took a look at some food themed nicknames. http://bit.ly/2njLZ0M
Sense then it seems like new food names are popping up left and right in Minor League baseball. Most with disastrous results that hopefully show the end of the trend.
Starting in Aberdeen, where the awesome name of the Iron Birds, gets traded in for steamed crabs. This logo actually looks pretty cool with the giant mallet the crab wields.
However steamed is a bad adjective for a team. To me it is about your team getting crushed and beaten, badly, as in steamrolled. Why you want your team named after this I really don’t know. Stone Crabs and Blue Claws are better options for crab themed name. This is a poor attempt at regional appeal marketing. http://www.milb.com/content/page.jsp?ymd=20170730&content_id=245452880&fext=.jsp&sid=t488&vkey=.
The Rochester Redwings wore went out and played a game as the garbage plates on August 10,2017. A garbage plate regional dish of a whole mess of stuff in one dish. It turns 100 years old this year and was invented at a local eatery not too far from the Redwings ballpark. https://www.milb.com/red-wings/news/red-wings-to-become-the-plates-on-august-10/c-240398526/t-196097302.
It’s still a stupid idea. These jerseys look so weird. The shorten version of the name to the plates is so silly and unintimidating. Too much for my liking.
I must be wrong though, as in 2018 the team will rock these threads as the plates for every Thursday home game. https://twitter.com/RocRedWings
Promotion wizards the Brooklyn Cyclones join in as the slices. Named after slices of Pizza that New York is famous for. The Hats have the famous Brooklyn bridge inhabited by a piece of pizza. http://m.mlb.com/cutfour/2017/03/18/219921318/photos-brooklyn-cyclones-will-fight-for-new-york-pizza-supremacy
Its goofy and the best of the bunch from this article. It’s still a bit much though.
The final squad is the Syracuse Chiefs becoming the salt potatoes. A salt potato is a local dish of potatoes soaked in brine. Once popular with minors for lunch, this now has become a popular side dish for all to enjoy. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/141785/syracuse-salt-potatoes/.
The Chiefs are enjoying this one. Merchandise sales are up, as potatoes gear has reached at least 39 states via online sales. http://www.syracuse.com/chiefs/index.ssf/2017/06/5_signs_that_salt_potatoes_fever_is_sweeping_the_nation_and_filling_syracuse_chi.html.
Positive for the team yes, something that needs to stay no. I get a bad reminder of a backyard baseball logo from 2005 in the form the of mashing tators. Sales may have hit a home run, or tator, but I just think the name is a strikeout on three pitches for ridiculousness.
Yes, I am a bit of a fan of goofy names for teams. No, I don’t like ones that don’t make any sense. Food is best eaten, not named your team after. That is where I think they crossed the line into names that don’t make sense. Please don’t let this trend continue.