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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 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
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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
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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
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Spokane Indians
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St. Lucie Mets
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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
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Washington Wild Things
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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
Delmarva Shorebirds 12

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Posted 2014 July 7

If you're neither a geography nerd nor from the Midatlantic, then you're probably wondering where the heck Delmarva is. I am both a geography nerd and from the Midatlantic, so I didn't have to ask. Delmarva is the name of the peninsula that is home to Maryland's Eastern Shore, most if not all of Delaware, and (for reasons I've never fully understood) two counties of Virginia. It's kind of its own thing, and I'm sure most of the Marylanders and Virginians on the peninsula don't understand why they're part of a state dominated by people living across the Bay from them. In fact, there have been proposals to make a state out of the Peninsula, presumably by having Delaware absorb the rest of peninsula. This makes surprisingly little difference in population or area, as it turns out. Delaware is the 45th largest state in terms of population; a combined Delmarva would move up to about 41st. Sizewise, Delaware ranks 49th and Delmarva would rank 48th, moving ahead of only Connecticut. Considering the fact that such a change would have to be approved by the legislatures of all three states and by the United States Congress, I doubt it's ever going to get anywhere, but I'm sure people on the peninsula will continue to discuss it from time to time, whereas Marylanders and Virginians who don't live on the peninsula will continue to be surprised to learn that there are actually people who live on the peninsula.

This is not the only proposal among Marylanders to split away and form their own state. Some people in the western counties have proposed splitting away to form a state as well. It wouldn't surprise me to learn that there's also a movement among the counties in the southcentral part of the state to bolt as well. What I'm saying here is that pretty much every part of Maryland that isn't in the Baltimore-Washington region hates the part of Maryland that is in the Baltimore-Washington region (and everyone who lives there), and wants to get away from them. But that area accounts for about 70% of the state's population, so I think the rest of the state is stuck with them until they decide to kick the rest of the state out.

That being said, this disdain does not stretch to baseball. Maryland baseball fans, by and large, are O's fans. This stretches to the minors as well. There's only one team in Maryland that isn't affiliated with the Baltimore Orioles, and that team (the Hagerstown Suns) is affiliated with the Washington Nationals. This of course means that the Shorebirds are an O's affiliate, which in turn probably explains both the name (for those who don't know, the Orioles are nicknamed "The Birds") and the color scheme. Considering that the O's have gone back to their cartoony "smiling bird" logo, I think the Shorebirds actually have a better logo.

The Shorebirds play in Salisbury, which is pretty close to the geographic center of the peninsula and thus about as far as you can get from the shore and still be on Delmarva. In spite of this, the name makes sense. First of all, "shorebird" is a term for a particular order of birds regardless of where those birds happen to be. Second, "as far as you can get from the shore and still be on Delmarva turns out to be about twenty miles. I'm sure there's no lack of shorebirds in Salisbury. Hell, I live about two hours from the coast and there's plenty of shorebirds where I live. If we can have shorebirds, so can Salisbury.

In short, I really don't have a lot to criticize here, and I certainly don't have anything to snark about. The logo isn't fantastic, but it's a good logo for a good name which fits the area well. About the harshest criticism I can come up with is that I don't like the color orange. Yeah, that's the harshest thing I can come up with. That ought to sum it up quite nicely.

Final Score: 12 points.
Penalties: Region (doubly-egregious), 27 pts.
Bonuses: Local, -6 pts; Graphic, -9 pts.

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