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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 Snappers
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
Chattanooga Lookouts
Chicago Dogs
Clearwater Threshers
Cleburne Railroaders
Columbia Fireflies
Columbus Clippers
Corpus Christi Hooks
Dayton Dragons
Daytona Tortugas
Delmarva Shorebirds
Diablos Rojos del México
Down East Wood Ducks
Dunedin Blue Jays
Durham Bulls
El Paso Chihuahuas
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
Frontier Greys*
Gary SouthShore RailCats
Gastonia Honey Hunters
Gateway Grizzlies
Generales de Durango
Glacier Range Riders*
Grand Junction Rockies
Great Falls Voyagers
Great Lakes Loons
Greensboro Grasshoppers
Greenville Drive
Guerreros de Oaxaca
Gwinnett Stripers
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
Kane County Cougars*
Kannapolis Cannon Ballers
Kansas City Monarchs
Lake County Captains
Lake Country Dockhounds*
Lake Elsinore Storm
Lake Erie Crushers
Lakeland Flying Tigers
Lancaster Barnstormers
Lansing Lugnuts
Las Vegas Aviators
Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Leones de Yucatán
Lexington Legends
Lincoln Saltdogs
Long Island Ducks
Louisville Bats
Lynchburg Hillcats
Mariachis de Guadalajara
Memphis Redbirds
Midland RockHounds*
Milwaukee Milkmen
Mississippi Braves
Missoula Paddleheads*
Modesto Nuts
Montgomery Biscuits
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Nashville Sounds*
New Hampshire Fisher Cats
New Jersey Jackals*
New York Boulders
Norfolk Tides
Northern Colorado Owlz
Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Ogden Raptors
Oklahoma City Dodgers
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 Braves
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 Ferry Hawks*
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
Trenton Thunder
Tri-City Dust Devils
Tri-City ValleyCats
Vancouver Canadians
Visalia Rawhide
Washington Wild Things
West Michigan Whitecaps
Wichita Wind Surge
Wild Health Genomes*
Wilmington Blue Rocks
Windy City Thunderbolts
Winnipeg Goldeyes*
Winston-Salem Dash*
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Worcester Red Sox*
York Revolution
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Posted 2014 May 25

For those who don't know, the Aberdeen IronBirds are owned by Cal Ripken, who was nicknamed "The Iron Man" and who played for the Baltimore Orioles, informally known as "The Birds". For the life of me I can't figure out where the IronBirds name comes from. It's a mystery to me.

Cal Ripken is, incidentally, the reason why I do baseball reviews. When I started the Bush League Factor, it was a hockey-only thing. When I got to the point that I was close to having all the hockey teams done, I was trying to decide what sport to do next, and I chose baseball in part because I had really gotten into baseball over the previous few years. The reason I had gotten into baseball? The Baltimore Orioles (then starring Cal Ripken, Jr.) and the fact that I worked third shift at the time. My schedule often didn't put my two days off together, so a day off basically meant staying up all night (no point trying to change my sleep schedule for a single day) and staying at home watching TV (because there's not a lot to do at 3 a.m. on a Tuesday night in Raleigh today, and there was even less fifteen years ago). 3 a.m. on a Tuesday night also isn't a great time to watch TV unless you like infomercials. But Comcast SportsNet would air the evening's baseball game in a heavily edited form. Basically, they trimmed a lot of the fat — the spitting and scratching, the throws from the pitcher to first base to keep the base runner from leading off too much, et cetera. For a lifelong hockey fan, it kept my attention much better than a game in real time would have at that time. But I probably wouldn't have even given the edited baseball a chance were it not for the fact that the games featured this guy who at the time was still extending the streak for most consecutive games played every time he stepped onto the field. So basically, if you hate the Bush League Factor's baseball reviews, blame Cal Ripken, Jr. Also, if you hate the Bush League Factor's baseball reviews, why the fuck are you reading this?

Given all this, I think I would find it pretty hard to be critical of the team's name, logo, or much of anything else. That could have been a problem a few years ago, when the logo was of a jet plane with a facial expression reminiscent of Thomas The Tank Engine. Fortunately, they recently replaced that logo with the one you see above. What needs to be said about this? It is, literally, an iron bird. True, most birds don't have flames shooting out of the tips of their wings, but most birds aren't made of metal, so there. The use of the looking-right-at-you perspective is particularly effective here, especially when you think about the iron talons. Here, think about it: There's a huge bird of prey coming right for you, it's made of iron, and it's got flames shooting out of it. You've got half a second to decide what to do. What's it going to be? That's right: you've just soiled yourself. And that's why this is a good logo.

Final Score: 72 points.
Penalties: Wordplay, 23 pts; Software, 27 pts; Compound, 34 pts.
Bonuses: Logo, -12 pts.

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