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Akron RubberDucks*
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Altoona Curve
Arkansas Travelers
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Auburn Doubledays
Augusta GreenJackets
Batavia Muckdogs
Bay Area Toros*
Beloit Snappers
Billings Mustangs
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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
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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
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Delfines del Carmen*
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Diablos Rojos del México*
Down East Wood Ducks*
Dunedin Blue Jays
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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
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Hagerstown Suns
Harrisburg Senators
Hartford Yard Goats*
Helena Brewers
Hickory Crawdads
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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
Rockland Boulders
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
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Somerset Patriots
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State College Spikes
Staten Island Yankees
Stockton Ports
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Sussex County Miners*
Syracuse Chiefs
Tacoma Rainiers*
Tampa Yankees
Tennessee Smokies
Texarkana Gunslingers*
Texas AirHogs
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Toledo Mud Hens
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Tri-City Dust Devils
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Vallejo Admirals*
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Vaqueros Laguna
Vermont Lake Monsters*
Visalia Rawhide*
Washington Wild Things
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West Virginia Power*
Wichita Wingnuts
Williamsport Crosscutters
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Winnipeg Goldeyes
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Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
York Revolution*
Tri-City ValleyCats 197

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 2013 April 18

The cat in this logo is the worst baseball player ever.

What's the first thing they tell you when you're learning to play baseball (or softball) as a kid? "Keep your eye on the ball." It's the most basic thing in baseball. If you don't keep your eye on the ball, you'll never hit the ball. If you don't keep your eye on the ball, you'll get hit by the ball. If you don't keep your eye on the ball, evil clowns* will kidnap you in your sleep and feed you to the capybaras for their personal amusement. Keep your eye on the ball as if your life depends on it.

This cat will be lucky if he even notices the ball out of the corner of his eye before the evil clowns get to him. From the way he's holding the bat, it's clear that the pitcher is to his right (i.e., where the viewer is). And where is he looking? Into the dugout. And he's not just glancing into it. No, he's glaring at something in there. Is there a player in the dugout distracting him with one of those feathers tied to the end of a string that are sold as cat toys? Because my cat definitely glares like that at those cat toys. If my cat was a baseball player then she'd definitely be looking into the dugout if one of those cat toys were in there. She wouldn't care about the baseball at all. She wouldn't care about the baseball in the first place. She's a cat. She prefers tennis.

The dugout where the player is distracting the cat, incidentally, is probably somewhere in northwestern Massachusetts given the scale implied the the hills he towers over. The hills in that area can be about 400 feet tall. Note that they don't reach even from his belt to his shoulder. I'm going to make a scientific wild-assed guess here and say he's somewhere in the neighborhood of half a mile tall. That means he's likely standing in a pit that's a little more than a quarter of a mile deep. For comparison purposes, Niagara Falls is roughly 1/32 of a mile in height. You may not realize it, but when you look at this logo, you're looking at evidence of what ought to be considered one of the seven wonders of the modern world: The Pit of the Hudson.

Indeed, if this logo depicted a historical event, it would be the most epic sporting event ever. A baseball field roughly the size of Rhode Island, featuring anthropomorphic animals half a mile high, with random pits a quarter-mile deep placed around the field. Tell me you wouldn't want to experience such a game if it existed. Actually, it doesn't matter whether you'd want to experience a game: you would. Every time a player had a hit, his run toward first base would register 8.2 on the Richter scale. You'd feel it anywhere east of the Mississippi River.

Of course, no one has ever experienced this game, right? I mean, how could they? Well, I'm not saying this is definitely what happened, but it wouldn't surprise me to find out the artist who drew this was drawing something he actually saw. I'd guess it was in 1967, and he was standing just beyond the home run wall near center field. That would put him in a small town in New York known as Woodstock. I think it's a plausible explanation. You can draw your own conclusions.

* Is there any other kind?

Final Score: 197 points.
Penalties: Region, 8 pts; Software, 27 pts; Compound, 34 pts; Humanoid, 30 pts; Cartoon, 47 pts; Player, 51 pts. Bonuses: None.

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