Teams with asterisks are not yet posted

Aberdeen IronBirds*
Acereros del Norte
Águila de Veracruz
Aigles de Trois-Rivières
Akron RubberDucks
Albuquerque Isotopes
Algodoneros de Unión Laguna
Altoona Curve
Amarillo Sod Poodles
Arkansas Travelers
Asheville Tourists
Augusta GreenJackets
Beloit Sky Carp*
Billings Mustangs
Biloxi Shuckers
Binghamton Rumble Ponies
Birmingham Barons
Boise Hawks
Bowie Baysox
Bowling Green Hot Rods
Bradenton Marauders
Bravos de León
Brooklyn Cyclones
Buffalo Bisons
Capitales de Quebec
Carolina Mudcats
Cedar Rapids Kernels
Charleston Dirty Birds
Charleston RiverDogs
Charlotte Knights
Charros de Jalisco*
Chattanooga Lookouts
Chicago Dogs
Clearwater Threshers
Cleburne Railroaders
Columbia Fireflies
Columbus Clippers
Conspiradores de Querétaro*
Corpus Christi Hooks
Dayton Dragons
Daytona Tortugas
Delmarva Shorebirds
Diablos Rojos del México
Dorados de Chihuahua*
Down East Wood Ducks
Dunedin Blue Jays
Durham Bulls
El Paso Chihuahuas
Empire State Greys*
Erie SeaWolves
Eugene Emeralds
Evansville Otters*
Everett AquaSox
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks
Fayetteville Woodpeckers
Florence Y'Alls
Fort Myers Mighty Mussels
Fort Wayne TinCaps
Fredericksburg Nationals
Fresno Grizzlies
Frisco RoughRiders
Gary SouthShore RailCats
Gastonia Baseball Club*
Gateway Grizzlies
Generales de Durango
Glacier Range Riders
Grand Junction Jackalopes
Great Falls Voyagers
Great Lakes Loons*
Greensboro Grasshoppers*
Greenville Drive
Guerreros de Oaxaca
Gwinnett Stripers
Hagerstown Flying Boxcars*
Harrisburg Senators
Hartford Yard Goats
Hickory Crawdads
High Point Rockers
Hillsboro Hops
Hudson Valley Renegades
Idaho Falls Chukars
Indianapolis Indians
Inland Empire 66ers of San

Iowa Cubs
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
Jersey Shore BlueClaws*
Joliet Slammers
Jupiter Hammerheads
Kannapolis Cannon Ballers
Kansas City Monarchs
Lake County Captains
Lake Country DockHounds
Lake Elsinore Storm
Lake Erie Crushers
Lakeland Flying Tigers
Lancaster Stormers*
Lansing Lugnuts
Las Vegas Aviators
Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Leones de Yucatán
Lexington Legends
Lincoln Saltdogs*
Long Island Ducks
Louisville Bats
Lynchburg Hillcats
Memphis Redbirds
Midland RockHounds
Milwaukee Milkmen
Mississippi Braves
Missoula Paddleheads
Modesto Nuts
Montgomery Biscuits
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Nashville Sounds
New England Knockouts*
New Hampshire Fisher Cats
New Jersey Jackals
New York Boulders
Norfolk Tides
Northern Colorado Owlz
Northwest Arkansas Naturals*
Oakland Ballers
Ogden Raptors
Oklahoma City Baseball Club*
Olmecas de Tabasco
Omaha Storm Chasers
Ottawa Titans
Palm Beach Cardinals
Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Peoria Chiefs
Pericos de Puebla
Piratas de Campeche
Portland Sea Dogs
Quad City River Bandits
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
Reading Fightin Phils
Reno Aces
Richmond Flying Squirrels
Rieleros de Aguascalientes
Rochester Red Wings
Rocket City Trash Pandas
Rocky Mountain Vibes
Rome Emperors*
Round Rock Express
Sacramento River Cats
Salem Red Sox
Salt Lake Bees
San Antonio Missions
San Jose Giants
Saraperos de Saltillo
Schaumburg Boomers
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
Sioux City Explorers
Sioux Falls Canaries
Somerset Patriots
South Bend Cubs
Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
Spokane Indians
Springfield Cardinals
St. Lucie Mets
St. Paul Saints
Staten Island FerryHawks
Stockton Ports
Sugar Land Skeeters
Sultanes de Monterrey
Sussex County Miners*
Syracuse Mets
Tacoma Rainiers
Tampa Tarpons
Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos
Tennessee Smokies
Tigres de Quintana Roo
Toledo Mud Hens
Toros de Tijuana
Tri-City Dust Devils
Tri-City ValleyCats
Vancouver Canadians
Visalia Rawhide
Washington Wild Things
West Michigan Whitecaps
Wichita Wind Surge
Wilmington Blue Rocks
Windy City Thunderbolts
Winnipeg Goldeyes
Winston-Salem Dash
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Worcester Red Sox*
Yolo High Wheelers
York Revolution
Each rule has a basic value -- most are positive, but there are a handful of negative-value rules for doing good things. Second, violations may be termed "egregious". Some rules have set guidelines for egregious violations (see the "Region" rule as an example), while for others it's simply a matter of me deciding that the team broke the rule worse than most teams. For egregious violations, the value of the penalty is 2x+1 — i.e., x + (x+1). Violations can be doubly-egregious, in which case the value is of the penalty is 3x+3 — i.e., x + (x+1) + (x+2). In some cases violations can be triply-egregious or even worse.

  1. Region (8 pts) — The place name is a region, not a city (e.g., "Hudson Valley"). Automatically egregious if the region in question is a state. Automatically doubly-egregious for regions larger than a state. Automatically egregious for each other team in the same league in the same region.

  2. Reference (10 pts) — The name includes a direct reference to some aspect of baseball, such as part of the field ("Diamond Jaxx"), equipment ("Bats"), etc. Each additional reference is egregious. The word "Sox" is its own penalty and thus does not count, but if the word preceding "Sox" is a reference, it gets the penalty in addition to rendering the "Sox" penalty egregious. (For example, if a team was named "Diamond Sox", the total penalty for the name would be 45 points: "Sox" is made egregious since it is preceded by a word that isn't a color, so 20 + (20+1) = 41; the word "Diamond" earns four points of its own for being a reference; 41 + 4 = 45).

  3. Singular (15 pts) — The nickname is singular or collective (e.g., "Avalanche").

  4. Sox (20 points) — The word "Sox" appears in the nickname. Automatically egregious if preceded by any word other than a color.

  5. Wordplay (23 pts) — Any form of wordplay is involved in the name. This includes names that have an obvious baseball reference where the logo implies some other meaning (such as the mammal as a logo for the Louisville Bats).

  6. Ers (26 pts) — The nickname is a made-up word ending in "-ers" (e.g., "66ers").

  7. Software (27 pts) — The name has capital letters appearing in the middle of a word as if it were a software product (e.g., "RailCats"). Egregious if there are two capital letters appears in the middle of the word; doubly-egregious is there are three; et cetera.

  8. Misspell (29 pts) — Something in the team name is misspelled (e.g., "Diamond Jaxx"). Automatically egregious if the misspelling occurs in the place name. The word "Sox" is its own penalty and thus does not count.

  9. Compound (34 pts) — The nickname is a made-up compound word (e.g., "RiverDogs"). This penalty does not apply to any nickname involving the word "Sox", since this is dealt with under the "Sox" penalty.

  10. Alliteration (5 pts) — More than one word (usually but not always the place name and nickname) start with the same sound and/or letter (e.g., "Jamestown Jammers", "Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings").

  11. Script (7 pts) — The city or team name appears in cursive lettering.

  12. Scenery (11 pts) — Some form of scenery (mountains, waves, etc.) appears in the logo. This penalty does not apply when it is directly related to the nickname, but does if it is related to the location name.

  13. Offspring (12 pts) — The team logo borrows heavily from the parent team's logo and/or the team has the same name as the parent team. (e.g., "Mississippi Braves").

  14. Equipment (13 pts) — Baseball equipment appears in the logo (e.g., the ball in the Tulsa Drillers' logo) in any context other than being used by a baseball player (there is a separate "Player" penalty to handle such instances).

  15. Diamond (16 pts) — A diamond appears in the logo. This can be either a baseball diamond, a simple rotated square, or even a drawing of a gem.

  16. Obvious (17 pts) — The word "baseball" appears in the logo to remind people at the game what sport they are watching.

  17. Letter (24 pts) — A letter is one of the main features of the logo. This may be a single letter, a pair of letters (as with the Wilmington Blue Rocks), or the entire name (as with the St. Paul Saints).

  18. Humanoid (30 pts) — Human features (hands, teeth, etc.) have been given to something that isn't human (e.g., the Toledo Mud Hens). Usually this happens to animals, but it can also happen to weather phenomena, letters, etc. In most cases, when something that isn't an animal earns this penalty, it will be egregious (weather phenomena always will). When the object in question is a mythical creature (such as the dragon in Dayton's logo), it is my discretion whether this rule applies.

  19. Colorful (31 pts) — The logo either has too many colors in the logo, or inappropriate colors. What constitutes "too many" and "inappropriate" are judgment calls.

  20. Irrelevance (39 pts) — The dominant feature of the logo has nothing to do with the nickname (e.g., the nutria in the New Orleans Zephyrs' logo).

  21. Cartoon (47 pts) — The logo features a cartoon character (e.g., the duck in the Long Island Ducks' logo). Note that stylized renderings of animals (such as the bird in the St. George Roadrunners' logo) are not cartoons.

  22. Player (51 pts) — A baseball player appearing in the logo is worth a minimum of 51 points. Egregious for use of any non-standard equipment (for example, the two-by-four being used as a bat in the Clinton LumberKings' logo), although this won't apply to clothing (for example, the naval outfit worn by the player in the Lake County Captains' logo) as long as the clothing a) relates to the nickname and b) isn't too ridiculous. Any equipment that is being used by the player will not count toward the "equipment" logo, but it is possible to have unrelated equipment earn this penalty (e.g. the second baseball in the Traverse City Beach Bums' logo).

  23. Name (10 or -10 pts) — This can be a penalty or a bonus. If my general reaction to a name is to say "Yuck!" (e.g., the Lansing Lugnuts"), then ten points are added to the score; if my general reaction is to say "Cool!" (e.g., the Dayton Dragons), then ten points are subtracted.

  24. Logo (12 or -12 pts) — Same as above, but for logos. You want examples? Okay, how about the Asheville Tourists for a penalty and the Charlotte Knights as a bonus.

  25. Local (-6 pts) — The name has a valid connection to the town (e.g., "South Georgia Peanuts"). This one is subjective and I do get the final say, but feel free to drop me a line if you think I'm unaware of the significance of a name. Please note that in rare instances I may turn this into a penalty if I feel the name is spectacularly inappropriate for the city (such as the Tampa Yankees)

  26. Graphic (-9 pts) — A nine-point bonus is given to any team whose logo has absolutely no letters in it.

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