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Rename the Red Sox AAA Team!

Discussion in 'Red Sox Forum' started by Lose Remerswaal, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Red(s)HawksFan

    Red(s)HawksFan Member SoSH Member

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    Minor league team names seem to change just as frequently as the parks, especially when teams change MLB affliliates. Just in the International League there's been some recent changes. Gwinnett County changed from Braves to Stripers last season despite still being a Braves affiliate (think that has to do with the big club moving so close to their neighborhood). Just last month, Syracuse announced they'd be known as the Mets going forward after they were purchased by the MLB's Mets. They'd been the Chiefs forever, except for a decade when they were the Sky Chiefs. The Scranton Wilkes-Barre team went from being the Red Barons to the Yankees to the RailRiders in less than 10 years.

    Re-branding for the sake of re-branding is a thing with minor league teams. Just look at the aforementioned Trash Pandas. Or the New Orleans Baby Cakes (née Zephyrs). Or the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (formerly the Suns). The Worcester team could go with a Polar theme now and just change it should the park get a new name.
     
  2. HurstSoGood

    HurstSoGood Member SoSH Member

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    Worcester Hearts
    (from its ties to Valentines Day Cards - Esther Howland)

    A monkey could easily market the shit out of new Heart merchandise. Easy to incorporate into team gear, logo and field design, etc.

    Red Sox - Red - Pink stuff...
    Profit.
     
  3. Riconway3155

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    Wait is that why they have hearts on all the street signs? I thought it was because they were in "the heart" of the state.
     
  4. Monbo Jumbo

    Monbo Jumbo Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Thanks - The new Braves stadium isn't really closer than the old to the AAA park. But the AAA team has never drawn as expected. I suspect they are trying to differentiate the two products more.
     
  5. OurF'ingCity

    OurF'ingCity Member SoSH Member

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    A slight tweak on this one - the Worcester Sure Sox, since "shire" in "Worcestershire" is pronounced more like "sure" than "shire." So you get the same wordplay but also the shorter, snappy "Sure Sox" nickname.
     
  6. Rudi Fingers

    Rudi Fingers Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    If you're going Hearts...

    Worcester Red Hearts works much better
     
  7. The Allented Mr Ripley

    The Allented Mr Ripley holden Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    There's already a collegiate summer baseball team in Worcester called the Bravehearts (inspired by the "Heart of the Commonwealth" nickname), I don't think the WooSox would try to rip that off for their own.
     
  8. HurstSoGood

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    I don't know. I've been a Sox fan in exile here in "Southside" Virginia, so I'm not sure what is up with the Worcester street signs. Until now, I didn't realize Worcester had already adopted hearts in its city marketing. So maybe the "Hearts" would be overkill.

    And yeah, the Bravehearts...back to the drawing board.
     
  9. ookami7m

    ookami7m Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    At least they have good looking logos:

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  10. nighthob

    nighthob Member SoSH Member

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    This one gets my vote.
     
  11. uk_sox_fan

    uk_sox_fan Member SoSH Member

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    Shire Sox has it for me
     
  12. sittingstill

    sittingstill Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Shires do often have striking socks. (Really stockings, but still.)
     
  13. edoug

    edoug Member SoSH Member

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    Whammer Jammers
     
  14. dhappy42

    dhappy42 Member

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    How on earth can they not?
     
  15. Reggie's Racquet

    Reggie's Racquet Member SoSH Member

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    The Worcester SpagSox
     
  16. IHateDaveKerpen

    IHateDaveKerpen Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    This place can always use more references to Spag's.
     
  17. Dewey'sCannon

    Dewey'sCannon Well-Known Member Silver Supporter

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    This is awesome. I grew up in upstate NY, but my mother's family was from Rochdale, outside Worcester, so we'd go up there once or twice a year to visit relatives when I was a kid in the 60s and 70s - which is how I became a Sox fan, btw. But we'd always make a pilgrimage into Spags on every trip - I spent hours wandering around that store with my mouth agape and all the STUFF they had!
     
  18. dhappy42

    dhappy42 Member

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    Is there something wrong with WooSox? Sorta fits with Worcester’s valentine heart thing.
     
  19. edoug

    edoug Member SoSH Member

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    People won't know how to pronounce it. :)
     
  20. gtg807y

    gtg807y Member SoSH Member

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    If that is how such a name is created, then the process bears repeating because that name is great.

    Mombo mentioned it already but it was really just a re-brand to boost interest and attendance. One year in, not looking like it's made any difference. They did a contest for the new name as well, and there were supposed to be prizes for it. A friend from high school was one of the finalists but didn't win - his submission was Gwinnett Buttons, named after county namesake and signer of the Declaration of Independence Button Gwinnett. I think the winner got season tickets.
     
  21. YTF

    YTF Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Let's refine it just a bit..The Worcester Shire Sawx.
     
  22. Seabass177

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    I went to Worcester once when I was 17 to look at Holy Cross. I had two takeaways of the city. It was 58 degrees and raining, and I got the sense it's always 58 degrees and raining in Worcester. That, and there were more scrap metal dealerships in one place then I can ever remember seeing, and I grew up in Rhode Island. Preface done, I think they should call them the Worcester Hubcaps.
     
  23. Doug Beerabelli

    Doug Beerabelli Killer Threads Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    The Worcestor Frombadestors
     
  24. terrynever

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    #74 terrynever, Nov 6, 2018
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  25. WestMassExpat

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    Worcester Rockets, home of Goddard
     
  26. Schnerres

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  27. oumbi

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    This has my vote.
     
  28. dbn

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    Dang you, I was coming here to suggest the same thing. I just checked and Bill Lea [sic] never played in AAA, and I can't find any Perrins in BR. If only.
     
  29. dbn

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    I love some of the funnier ones posted so far: good work, team.

    On a serious note: the Worcester Water?

    "The Worcester Articulation" would be thumbing our noses at the philistines.

    Both keep with the trend of not ending in "s".
     
  30. InstaFace

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    Just think of the Beastie Boys tie-in possibilities.
     
  31. DourDoerr

    DourDoerr Well-Known Member Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    +1. Great break from past, has real ties to community history, potential for a fantastic logo. Love the idea of tapping into space program graphics, sounds, visuals...
     
  32. Saints Rest

    Saints Rest Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    We called that weather “wooing.” (I went to HC.)
     
  33. bob burda

    bob burda Member SoSH Member

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    Worcester Triple Deckers

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  34. Nevermore

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    The Worcester Massholes has a nice ring to it.
     
  35. dirtynine

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    The Worcester Kellys. After the square and the color.
     
  36. Sox Puppet

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    Or maybe the Worcester Rorcesters
     
  37. edoug

    edoug Member SoSH Member

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    :fonz:
     
  38. garlan5

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    What do you consider Southside Va

    Edit, I'm between Richmond and South Boston. We just got our first stop light in the county
     
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  39. TonyPenaNeverJuiced

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    I suspect they don't go for one of the many, many clever/historically relevant names listed here, and settle on something like the Worcester Green Monsters (or drop the "Green"). Sounds more like a Class-A or AA team to me, but it's pretty ripe for the pickin'.
     
  40. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I expect it will be Red Sox.
     
  41. WenZink

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    IMO the most famous person to come out of Worcester was Abbie Hoffman. In honor of the anti-war protester, how about the Worcester Yippies? And while I'm suggesting dated references, the team mascot could be "Pigasus" -- the kiddies would be delighted.
     
  42. AB in DC

    AB in DC OG Football Writing Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    The Worcester Paw Sox
    (with the logo being a bear paw holding red socks)
     
  43. bankshot1

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  44. Noseminer

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    Worcester Birds. In honor of Mark Fidrych.
     
  45. Spelunker

    Spelunker Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Personally I'm going to elevate H. John Benjamin over Abbie. But I'm guessing we'll have to find a way to work in Tanyon Sturtze.
     
  46. theapportioner

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    Worcester Parisians
     
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  48. ponch73

    ponch73 Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Would be over the moon over any of the Shire Sauce, War Chesters or Ruby Legs monikers. Nevertheless, here are some other options:

    1. Worcester Antiquarians
    2. Worcester Candlepins
    3. Worcester Smiley-Faces
    4. Worcester Heartthrobs
     
  49. Beomoose

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    Seconded.
     
  50. rlcave3rd

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    Their fan club would be the Royal Roosters
     

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