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    Changes in Minor League baseball

    I thought it might be nice to sum up all changes in Minor League Baseball for the 2011 season. Not only affiliation changes, but also name changes, logo changes, etc.

    Affiliation changes: Dodgers sign PDC with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and Angels sign PDC with Inland Empire Sixtysixers.

    The Toronto Blue Jays changed low A afflilations. They ended the ten year PDC with the Auburn Double Days and will head to Bluefield in the Appalachian League.

    The Washington Nationals will take Toronto's spot in Auburn, leaving the Vermont Lake Monsters.

    The Lake Monsters will be the low A afflilation for the Oakland A's.

    The Oakland A's and Kansas City Royals traded A affiliations.
    The A's will leave the Kane County Cougars and head to Burlington to join the Bees.
    The Royals will move the opposite way.


    Name changes: Omaha Royals change their name into Omaha Storm Chasers.
    This is the new logo:


    The West Tenn DiamondJaxx changed their name into Jackson Generals, referring to the old days team name.
    This is the new logo:



    Logo changes: New Hampshire FisherCats change colours: Their new logo will be this



    instead of this
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    The Asheville Tourists will change their logo:

    This is the new logo:


    This is the old one:


    The Wisconsin Timbler Rattlers changed their logo as well, allthough it wasn't a major change:
    New one:


    Old one:

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    Round Rock Express:
    New:


    Old:


    Lake County Captains:
    New logo:


    Old logo:

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    The Fort Myers Miracle changed their logo too:

    This is the new one:



    This is the old one:


    The Altoona Curve changed logos as well:
    New:


    Old:

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    And so do the Kinston Indians:
    New:


    Old:


    The irony here is that the Kinston Indians changed their logo for the 2011 season but they will be moved to Zebulon NC to become the Carolina Mudcats.

    The Kannapolis Intimidators added a new alternate logo to their arsenal:
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    This is old news, but I think it is a major change in the Minor League landscape.

    The Portland Beavers are no more.

    Two years ago there were plans to build a new stadium in the outskirts of Portland, but in the end the inhabitants of Portland opposed because a sportsarena had to be demolished. Since the owner of the Beavers is also owner of Portland's MLS team and he wanted PGE park to be soccer only, there was no room for the Beavers in Portland anymore. Now the Padres are trying to buy the team to house it in Escondido, a suburb of San Diego. Until that day, the Beavers or whatever they will be called will play in Tucson.

    Sad, very sad.

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    Talking about minor league logo changes... Here is an article on MiLB.com about a company that designs those logos.

    Very interesting.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/n...milb&fext=.jsp

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    Can' stand the Storm Chasers logo...too....superheroish for my liking. The Tourists....just dumb...sounds like the team will just be visiting.

    The rest aren't half bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickD View Post
    Can' stand the Storm Chasers logo...too....superheroish for my liking. The Tourists....just dumb...sounds like the team will just be visiting.

    The rest aren't half bad.
    Regarding the Stormchasers logo; I think it is a major improvement over the old Omaha Royals logo. Especially their cap was dull as dull can be.

    I don't see why the tourists changed their logo. It is dumb indeed. Their old logo was good. But hey they try everything to get new resources. Take the FisherCats logo for instance. What was wrong with the green logo? They will adapt the colour of their caps to that logo too. Very original. Almost every club is playing in blue...
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    I overlooked one change.

    The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, last year the A advanced affiliate of the Braves , has become the A advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers.
    The Braves are moving their A team to the Lynchburg Hillcats.

    The Yankees' link with the Netherlands since 1981

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