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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
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
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 106

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 2010 September 4

There's an oddly common theme in the hockey logos I review: animals biting hockey sticks in half. I'm not sure why it's so common. Breaking a hockey stick is not a particularly effective tactic insofar as propelling the puck into the net is concerned. The best explanation I've ever been able to think of is that the team is trying to imply that all their players still have all their teeth and are thus able to chew through sticks. The problems there are obvious. First, it's a baldfaced lie: there's not a single team in the entire sport that doesn't have any players missing their teeth. Second, anyone who did try to chew through a stick soon wouldn't have all their teeth. Third, as I just said, is that there's no point in doing so.

The baseball analogue — animals biting baseball bats in half — is quite rare in comparison. But here we do see one example. This makes even less sense than chewing through a hockey stick (I didn't realize until just now that it was even possible to make less sense than that). In hockey, the rules require that you drop a broken stick immediately, but it is at least theoretically possible to play with a broken stick as long as the blade is intact and you don't mind hunching over like Quasimodo. But it's pretty much impossible to play with a broken bat. The ball is hard enough to connect with as it is, and even if you succeed the ball will probably knock the bat out of your hand. I suppose it's a useful thing to do if you're accused of having corked the bat, but that's the only real reason I can see.

The xylophagous diet is not the only unusual thing about this bird. He's also missing a large portion of his body. In fact, as best as I can tell he has no torso whatsoever. He is also missing feet, which makes sense since there's no torso for the feet to connect to. But somehow that doesn't stop him from having tail feathers that hover precariously in midair. Seriously, where are those tail feathers coming from? If they were like normal tail feathers, they'd be connected to his tail (duh). But that would require a torso (I suppose there could be a small one obscured by the wing, but it would have to be no bigger than the head and that wouldn't be any less strange). Maybe the tail feathers glued onto the wing? The two-dimensional quality of the logo makes it hard to tell.

Compared to the missing torso and unexplainable tail, the fact that the bird has teeth scarcely even warrants comment.

It's really a shame, because this has the beginnings of a great logo. Add a torso and lose the bat (and the teeth chewing through them), and this could be a darn good logo. And the name is solid, even if there isn't any such thing as a redhawk. (Well, there's a pistol that has that name, but no bird simply called a redhawk). But the inept omission of roughly 50 percent of the bird (by volume) just kills it. I could even tolerate the silly teeth and broken bat, if only the bird wasn't broken as well. But as it stands, this logo simply does not work.

Final Score: 106 points.
Penalties: Region, 8 pts; Software, 27 pts; Compound, 34 pts; Equipment, 13 pts; Letter, 24 pts.
Bonuses: None.

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