• Name Your Triple-A Yankees

    Posted by on August 10th, 2012 · Comments (9)
    With the return of Triple-A Baseball to Northeast Pennsylvania and the rebuilt PNC Field, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre is looking for a new team nickname when the New York Yankees Triple-A affiliate takes the field for opening night on April 4, 2013 against the Pawtucket Red Sox.

    Beginning at 10:00 AM (EST) on Friday, August 10 and ending on August 24 at 11:59 PM (EST) fans can vote for their favorite choice online at www.swbyankees.com or by filling out a paper ballot in person at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Baseball’s front office located at 50 Glenmaura National Boulevard Suite 101 in Moosic. The team will announce the winning nickname in the coming months at a special event.

    While the team will no longer be known as the Yankees, the strong relationship the team has forged with the New York Yankees as the Triple-A affiliate of the “Bronx Bombers” will not change. “The new nickname will give a feeling of local ownership while continuing our strong partnership as Triple-A Affiliate of the New York Yankees,” said Team President and General Manager Rob Crain.

    Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Baseball Nickname Finalists

    BlastThe Blast combines the over-the-top fun of MiLB with the tough miners who unearth coal to fuel America’s industrial revolution. It’s also the sound of the Yankees of tomorrow blasting home runs in front of a packed house at PNC Field.

    Black Diamond BearsPaying homage of the rich coal mining history of the SWB area combined with the ferociousness of the black bear, no one will want to mess with them on the field. The natural setting of PNC Field will be the perfect den for the Black Diamond Bears.

    FirefliesWatch the Fireflies light up the night sky at PNC Field in 2013. The state insect of Pennsylvania is a sure sign of summer time in NEPA. Families will have a glowing good time at the ballpark!

    Porcupines - This tough as “Quills” animal is a renegade native to Northeast Pennsylvania. The fighting, resilient spirit of the porcupine is the same spirit indicative to our area. With Pulled Porky-Pine Sandwiches, fans are sure to enjoy the fun, creative nature that only Minor League Baseball can bring to the community.

    RailRidersAll aboard! We’re not just blowing steam with this one. The SWB express isn’t your ordinary ride on the rails. We’ll be charting our own course as we speed our way into the minds and hearts of NEPA baseball fans. Kids can join the Lil’ Conductors Club or you can shop for your favorite team gear at the Station.

    Trolley FrogsKnown as the “Electric City,” Scranton is home of America’s very first electric trolley car. A trolley frog is not only a mechanical part of a trolley, it takes us into a creative world of frogs, lily pads and snapping tongues.

    Comments on Name Your Triple-A Yankees

    1. August 10th, 2012 | 10:46 am

      My top three:

      Trolley Frogs
      Porcupines
      RailRiders

      Just because there are some fun mascot options there.

    2. Corey
      August 10th, 2012 | 11:26 am

      All of the picks are horrible IMO. But I see how they have to be goofy to attract families and what not.

    3. MJ Recanati
      August 10th, 2012 | 12:09 pm

      Corey wrote:

      All of the picks are horrible.

      Couldn’t agree more. Horrible, stupid names.

    4. August 10th, 2012 | 12:30 pm

      It’s all about merchandise sales.
      The cute name and funny logo will win out.

    5. hallofamer2000
      August 10th, 2012 | 1:46 pm

      I submitted “Creed” because they’re pretty religious there, and the needed “Office” reference.

    6. Raf
      August 10th, 2012 | 6:56 pm

      Good gravy, if these are the finalists, I can only imagine what names were eliminated. All these choices suck.

    7. November 15th, 2012 | 5:03 pm
    8. Raf
      November 15th, 2012 | 8:12 pm

      o_O

    9. Raf
      November 15th, 2012 | 8:16 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      My top three:
      Trolley Frogs
      Porcupines
      RailRiders
      Just because there are some fun mascot options there.

      I guess you called it :D

      I’m curious to see the mascot, I can’t think of any porcupine mascots off the top of my head.

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