Baseball


HOME
HOCKEY
OTHER
FEEDBACK
FRIENDS AND FAVORITES

RULES
RANKINGS
HISTORY



TEAMS

Teams with asterisks are not yet posted

Aberdeen IronBirds
Acereros del Norte*
Aigles de Trois-Rivieres*
Akron RubberDucks*
Albuquerque Isotopes
Alexandria Aces*
Altoona Curve
Arkansas Travelers
Asheville Tourists*
Auburn Doubledays
Augusta GreenJackets
Batavia Muckdogs
Bay Area Toros*
Beloit Snappers
Billings Mustangs
Biloxi Shuckers
Binghamton Rumble Ponies*
Birmingham Barons
Bluefield Blue Jays
Boise Hawks*
Bowie Baysox*
Bowling Green Hot Rods
Bradenton Marauders
Bridgeport Bluefish*
Bristol Pirates
Broncos de Reynosa
Brooklyn Cyclones
Buffalo Bisons
Burlington Bees
Burlington Royals*
Calgary Vipers*
Capitales de Quebec
Carolina Mudcats
Cedar Rapids Kernels
Charleston RiverDogs*
Charlotte Knights*
Charlotte Stone Crabs
Chattanooga Lookouts
Clearwater Threshers
Cleburne Railroaders*
Clinton LumberKings
Colorado Springs Sky Sox*
Columbia Fireflies*
Columbus Clippers
Connecticut Tigers
Corpus Christi Hooks
Danville Braves
Dayton Dragons
Daytona Tortugas
Delfines del Carmen*
Delmarva Shorebirds
Diablos Rojos del México*
Down East Wood Ducks*
Dunedin Blue Jays
Durham Bulls
Elizabethton Twins
Erie SeaWolves*
Eugene Emeralds*
Evansville Otters
Everett AquaSox
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks
Fayetteville Astros*
Florence Freedom
Florida Fire Frogs*
Fort Myers Miracle
Fort Wayne TinCaps
Frederick Keys*
Fresno Grizzlies
Frisco RoughRiders*
Gary SouthShore RailCats
Gateway Grizzlies
Grand Junction Rockies*
Great Falls Voyagers*
Great Lakes Loons
Greeneville Astros
Greensboro Grasshoppers
Greenville Drive
Guerreros de Oaxaca
Gwinnett Braves
Hagerstown Suns
Harrisburg Senators
Hartford Yard Goats*
Helena Brewers
Hickory Crawdads
Hillsboro Hops
Hudson Valley Renegades
Idaho Falls Chukars*
Indianapolis Indians
Inland Empire 66ers*
Iowa Cubs
Jackson Generals
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp*
Johnson City Cardinals
Joliet Slammers*
Joplin Blasters
Jupiter Hammerheads
Kane County Cougars*
Kannapolis Intimidators
Kansas City T-Bones
Kingsport Mets
Lake County Captains
Lake Elsinore Storm
Lake Erie Crushers*
Lakeland Flying Tigers*
Lakewood BlueClaws
Lancaster Barnstormers
Lancaster JetHawks
Lansing Lugnuts
Laredo Lemurs
Las Vegas 51s
Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Leones de Yucatán
Lexington Legends*
Lincoln Saltdogs
Long Beach Armada*
Long Island Ducks
Louisville Bats
Lowell Spinners
Lynchburg Hillcats*
Mahoning Valley Scrappers
Memphis Redbirds
Midland RockHounds
Mississippi Braves
Missoula Osprey
Mobile BayBears*
Modesto Nuts
Montgomery Biscuits
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Nashville Sounds*
New Britain Bees*
New Hampshire Fisher Cats
New Jersey Jackals
New Orleans Zephyrs
Norfolk Tides*
Normal CornBelters
Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Ogden Raptors*
Oklahoma City Dodgers*
Olmecas de Tabasco
Omaha Storm Chasers
Orem Owlz
Ottawa Champions*
Palm Beach Cardinals
Pawtucket Red Sox*
Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Peoria Chiefs
Pericos de Puebla
Piratas de Campeche
Pittsburg Diamonds*
Portland Sea Dogs
Potomac Nationals
Potros de Tijuana*
Princeton Rays*
Pulaski Mariners*
Quad City River Bandits*
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
Reading Fightin Phils
Reno Aces
Richmond Flying Squirrels*
River City Rascals
Rochester Red Wings
Rojos del Águila de Veracruz
Rome Braves
Round Rock Express
Sacramento River Cats*
Salem Red Sox
Salem-Keizer Volcanoes
Salt Lake Bees
San Antonio Missions
San Jose Giants
San Rafael Pacifics*
Saraperos de Saltillo
Sarasota Reds*
Schaumburg Boomers
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders*
Sioux City Explorers
Sioux Falls Canaries
Somerset Patriots
Sonoma Stompers
South Bend Cubs
Southern Illinois Miners
Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
Spokane Indians
Springfield Cardinals
St. Lucie Mets
St. Paul Saints
State College Spikes
Staten Island Yankees
Stockton Ports
Sultanes de Monterrey
Sussex County Miners*
Syracuse Chiefs
Tacoma Rainiers*
Tampa Yankees
Tennessee Smokies
Texarkana Gunslingers*
Texas AirHogs
Tigres de Quintana Roo
Toledo Mud Hens
Toros de Tijuana
Traverse City Beach Bums
Trenton Thunder*
Tri-City Dust Devils
Tri-City ValleyCats
Tucson Padres
Tulsa Drillers
Vallejo Admirals*
Vancouver Canadians
Vaqueros Laguna
Vermont Lake Monsters*
Visalia Rawhide*
Washington Wild Things
West Michigan Whitecaps
West Virginia Black Bears
West Virginia Power*
Wichita Wingnuts
Williamsport Crosscutters
Wilmington Blue Rocks
Windy City ThunderBolts*
Winnipeg Goldeyes
Winston-Salem Dash
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
York Revolution*
Omaha Storm Chasers 18

Notice: All logos on this page are included within the parameters of 17 U.S.C. § 107, which states that the reproduction of a copyrighted work for purposes of criticism and/or comment is not an infringement of copyright. No challenge to the copyrights of these logos is intended by their inclusion here.
Posted 2014 July 21

I'm surprised DC Comics hasn't sued this team.

As I've mentioned before, I'm not into comic books but I do have a passing familiarity with some superheroes, owing to having several friends who are very much into comic books and to having watched the execrable Superfriends TV show back in the 70s. (You might think that all the superhero movies in recent years would explain my familiarity with superheroes. You'd be wrong; I almost never watch movies.) And so when I looked at the Storm Chasers logo, I immediately thought that the circle/lightning bolt icon behind the name looked vaguely like the logo of some superhero.

I was wrong. There is nothing vague about the way this looks like the logo of some superhero. It's a fairly direct ripoff of the logo for the Flash. Sure, there are a few differences, but those differences are details for the most part.

I understand why their logo is an abstract symbol. Storm chasers, unlike storms themselves, are easy to represent, but the result isn't all that intimidating. The most noteworthy feature of a storm chaser is the vehicle he drives in to chase the storm. Sometimes these vehicles are pretty kick-ass (some of them look like what the Batmobile would be if it was an SUV instead of a car), but a lot of times they're just standard SUVs or cars. And I'm not going to suggest that the solution here is to pick a different name like I normally would. "Storm chasers" is a good name. It implies bravery, speed, nimbleness, interest in science, and complete and utter insanity; all of these are admirable traits. Furthermore, since Omaha is in the middle of "Tornado Alley", there are a lot of storm chasers in the area. On top of all that, the name is original; I'm unaware of another team named after storm chasers. So I do think they should keep the name, and for the previously mentioned reasons I do think an abstract logo is a good idea.

That being said, they did go a bit overboard. I'm not sure how well you can see it in the logo on this page, but the lightning bolt motif has been worked into half of the letters in the words "Storm Chasers" in the logo. I could see working it into the initial "S" and the "C", but this is overkill. The two-tone effect on the letters in "Storm Chasers" is also strange. I'm not sure why it's there, unless someone in the front office told the designer, "Our team colors are blue and gold. You need to get more gold in there somehow." Both the lightning bolt motif and the two-tone effect carry over to the jersey numbers as well, for what that's worth.

But still, I have to give them credit for not putting a tornado with eyes in the logo. Oh, wait, I just looked at their cap insignia. They actually do have a tornado with eyes in their cap insignia, and to make matters worse the tornado also has baseball stitches and a baseball bat for a nose. And just in case that wasn't enough, the tornado is shaking a fist in a threatening fashion at us. If that was actually their logo they might break a hundred points for it. Fortunately for them, I only score the official logo. Is it too late to include cap insignia in the scoring? Okay, fine, they get away with it. But only because I can't be bothered to go rescore a hundred other logos.

Final Score: 18 points.
Penalties: Letter, 24 pts.
Bonuses: Local, -6 pts.


This page Copyright ©2014 Scott D. Rhodes. All rights reserved