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Thread: The real problem with the Sox minor leagues

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    Portland can't use that because of the University of Maine
    Portland Big Black Bears
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    ( I won't say the "C word.")

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    Portland Big Black Bears
    Portland Bears would probably work, but it's boring
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    Portland Bears would probably work, but it's boring
    The only issue I have is Portland is the one semi-exciting farm name the Sox already have. They do need to purge the name “Red Sox” from all the levels below MLB and work on upgrading there...
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    Portland Lobsters?
    other names i have posted under: none

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slasher9 View Post
    Portland Lobsters?
    There's already the Celtics' G League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws. Might be too similar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slasher9 View Post
    Portland Lobsters?
    Sea Dogs is ok.

    Salem and Pawtucket/Worcester are the ones that need help...

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    I think I’d be ok with Worcester Polar Bears. Rename Polar Park “The North Pole: Home of the Polar Bears.”

    Polar Soda more than gets their money’s worth for advertising revenue.

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    The year is 2008.

    We are no longer affiliated with the Houston Astros and new names for the club are being tossed around as we join Boston’s MiLB line-up.

    The Salem Red Sox is off the table.

    The team takes the field in 2009 as the Salem ???

    What would you have named us?


    The million dollar question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    @salemredsox
    The year is 2008.

    We are no longer affiliated with the Houston Astros and new names for the club are being tossed around as we join Boston’s MiLB line-up.

    The Salem Red Sox is off the table.

    The team takes the field in 2009 as the Salem ???

    What would you have named us?


    The million dollar question.
    The Salem Virginia Big-Eared Bats.

    After the state bat of Virginia, and with the double entendre of having a baseball term in it’s nomenclature...

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    So to update, if I was given the chance to rebrand a few teams in the Sox minor league system

    Stays the same:
    Portland Sea Dogs
    Greenville Drive
    Lowell Spinners

    Changes:
    Worcester Polar Bears
    Salem Big-Eared Bats (Or possibly Same Virginia Big-Eared Bats, as that's the actual name of the state bat. Yes, Virginia has a state bat.)

    Needs help:
    Gulf Coast Red Sox

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    Every Gulf Coast team is called Gulf Coast "Parent Club" for whatever reason.
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    ( I won't say the "C word.")

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    Every Gulf Coast team is called Gulf Coast "Parent Club" for whatever reason.
    Boring, but tradition is tradition.

    In that case, I'm done. Unless you have better names than Polar Bears and Big-Eared Bats, which is flat out not likely.

    I need to get John Henry on the phone ASAP...

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    I know Worcester very, very well. Letís rattle off some possible names for a team from Paris of the Ď80s

    The Worcester Needles
    The Worcester Crash
    The Worcester Bullets
    The Worcester Smack

    Or we can take a name from anything west of Worcester and east of Springfield

    The Worcester Cow-Tippers
    The Worcester Incest
    The Worcester ATVís

    Iím intrigued as to how theyíll market New Englandís second largest city. Worcester badly needs this and the money pumped in by Henry to revitalize an area thatís rife with gang violence could be huge for the city. I love Worcester, donít get me wrong. Itís just fallen on hard times

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    Worcester Saucehounds
    Championships since purchase by John Henry group: Red Sox 4 Yankees 1

    The Red Sox are 8-1 in their last 9 postseason games against the Yankees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonianmarch View Post
    I know Worcester very, very well. Let’s rattle off some possible names for a team from Paris of the ‘80s

    The Worcester Needles
    The Worcester Crash
    The Worcester Bullets
    The Worcester Smack

    Or we can take a name from anything west of Worcester and east of Springfield

    The Worcester Cow-Tippers
    The Worcester Incest
    The Worcester ATV’s

    I’m intrigued as to how they’ll market New England’s second largest city. Worcester badly needs this and the money pumped in by Henry to revitalize an area that’s rife with gang violence could be huge for the city. I love Worcester, don’t get me wrong. It’s just fallen on hard times
    Cow Tippers? How long has it been since you’ve been to Worcester?

    And it does have nice areas, although I am willing to bet no larger city has a pornographic theater next door to the public library (which I actually discovered while visiting the library.)

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