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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
Jupiter Hammerheads 88

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Posted 2013 June 30

I was briefly very excited when I read about where the Jupiter Hammerheads play. The name of their home grounds is Roger Dean Stadium. The name "Roger Dean" may not mean anything to you if you're not into progressive rock, but those of you who like 20-minute rock songs which include flute solos and lyrics about Hindu scriptures will recognize the name as belonging to the man who painted many of Yes' album covers. It turns out he also dabbles in architecture. Look at the pictures on that link if you haven't already. Even if you don't like the style, you must admit that a baseball stadium designed by this man would be a sight to see.

Sadly, the stadium has nothing to do with this Roger Dean. Instead, the stadium is apparently named after a car dealer. Seriously. Go to the website for the stadium (which I'm not linking here because it's not nearly as interesting as the link in the previous paragraph), and it explains that "Roger Houston Dean (Mr. Dean) was born in 1915 and served as a naval officer in World War II. He started his career as an Auto Dealer with Ford Motor Company in 1947. Mr. Dean was one of the first Mega Dealers in the United States." Now, I'm not saying anything bad about Roger Houston Dean. But I was hoping for a stadium worthy of topographic oceans, and this is just another case of a company buying naming rights. I can't help but be disappointed.

The Jupter Hammerheads, as it turns out, are one of four, count 'em, four teams to call Roger Dean stadium home. The other three are the Palm Beach Cardinals (who, like the Hammerheads, play in the Florida State League), and the Gulf Coast League affiliates for the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals.* I'm not entirely certain how this works. I can see how two teams would share a stadium — basically, there'd be a game there every day, with one team at home while the other was on the road. But four teams? All I can figure is that every day features a day game with one of the GCL teams and a night game with one of the FSL teams. If anyone reading this knows the answer, let me know.

You may note, incidentally, that although two Florida State League teams play in the same stadium, they don't actually use the same geographic moniker. In case you're wondering about that, Jupiter is in Palm Beach County. There is also a city called Palm Beach, but it's smaller than Jupiter and the stadium isn't particularly close to it.

Now, about the shark in the logo. You have to look fairly close to realize that the shark is indeed a hammerhead. At first glance, I honestly thought it was a run-of-the-mill shark that just happened to have a humongous nose. I was looking at a fairly small copy of the logo, but you can't assume most people seeing the logo have a much better look at it. It was only when I got a look at a bigger copy of the logo that I...well, at first I thought it was a run-of-the-mill shark that just happened to have a humongous, deformed nose. I did eventually see that it was supposed to be a hammerhead, but even now that I know that, it doesn't take much for it to look like the shark with the deformed nose.

What I'm saying here, in short, is that the shark is poorly drawn. The rest of it is okay, but then again, nothing else in the logo is that tricky. They need to get someone else to design a new one.

My recommendation? Get Roger Dean, of course. I always thought Yes and Asia had pretty cool-looking logos. Maybe he can give these guys one, too.

*If you're wondering what these teams are called, they are simply known as the Marlins and the Cardinals. If the need to distinguish them from other teams arises, then they are referred to as the Gulf Coast League Marlins and the Gulf Coast Cardinals. That's how the Gulf Coast League works. It's a rookie league, and it's not there to make money, so no effort is put into any sort of "branding" for the teams as entities in their own right.

Final Score: 88 points.
Penalties: Script, 7 pts; Scenery (the lighthouse), 11 pts; Equipment, 13 pts; Cartoon, 57 pts.
Bonuses: None (no, not even the Local bonus...the range of hammerheads is far too big for it to count).

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