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Aberdeen IronBirds
Acereros del Norte*
Aigles de Trois-Rivieres*
Akron RubberDucks*
Albuquerque Isotopes
Alexandria Aces*
Algodoneros de Unión Laguna*
Altoona Curve
Amarillo Sod Poodles
Arkansas Travelers
Asheville Tourists
Auburn Doubledays*
Augusta GreenJackets*
Batavia Muckdogs
Bay Area Toros*
Beloit Snappers
Billings Mustangs
Biloxi Shuckers
Binghamton Rumble Ponies*
Birmingham Barons
Bluefield Blue Jays
Boise Hawks
Bowie Baysox
Bowling Green Hot Rods
Bradenton Marauders
Bravos de León
Bristol Pirates
Brooklyn Cyclones
Buffalo Bisons
Burlington Bees
Burlington Royals
Calgary Vipers*
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Cedar Rapids Kernels
Charleston RiverDogs
Charlotte Knights*
Charlotte Stone Crabs
Chattanooga Lookouts
Clearwater Threshers
Cleburne Railroaders*
Clinton LumberKings
Columbia Fireflies*
Columbus Clippers
Connecticut Tigers
Corpus Christi Hooks
Danville Braves
Dayton Dragons
Daytona Tortugas
Delmarva Shorebirds
Diablos Rojos del México
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Erie SeaWolves*
Eugene Emeralds*
Evansville Otters
Everett AquaSox
Fayetteville Woodpeckers*
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks
Fayetteville Astros*
Florence Freedom
Florida Fire Frogs*
Fort Myers Miracle
Fort Wayne TinCaps
Frederick Keys
Fresno Grizzlies*
Frisco RoughRiders
Gary SouthShore RailCats
Gateway Grizzlies
Generales de Durango*
Grand Junction Rockies*
Great Falls Voyagers
Great Lakes Loons
Greeneville Reds*
Greensboro Grasshoppers
Greenville Drive
Guerreros de Oaxaca
Gwinnett Stripers*
Hagerstown Suns
Harrisburg Senators
Hartford Yard Goats*
Hickory Crawdads
High Point Rockers*
Hillsboro Hops
Hudson Valley Renegades*
Idaho Falls Chukars
Indianapolis Indians
Inland Empire 66ers*
Iowa Cubs
Jackson Generals
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp*
Johnson City Cardinals
Joliet Slammers
Jupiter Hammerheads
Kane County Cougars
Kannapolis Intimidators
Kansas City T-Bones
Kingsport Mets
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Lake Erie Crushers
Lakeland Flying Tigers
Lakewood BlueClaws
Lancaster Barnstormers
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Lansing Lugnuts
Laredo Lemurs
Las Vegas 51s
Lehigh Valley IronPigs
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Lexington Legends*
Lincoln Saltdogs
Long Beach Armada*
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Lowell Spinners*
Lynchburg Hillcats*
Mahoning Valley Scrappers
Memphis Redbirds
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Milwaukee Milkmen* Mississippi Braves
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Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Nashville Sounds*
New Britain Bees*
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Normal CornBelters
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Ogden Raptors*
Oklahoma City Dodgers*
Olmecas de Tabasco
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Orem Owlz
Ottawa Champions
Palm Beach Cardinals
Pawtucket Red Sox*
Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Peoria Chiefs
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Princeton Rays
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Reading Fightin Phils
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Richmond Flying Squirrels
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Rome Braves
Rocky Mountain Vibes*
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Memphis Redbirds 80

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Posted 2010 August 8

If Memphis still had a team called the Chicks, this review would probably be a lot more entertaining. First, there's an obvious gold mine in the idea of a sports team named the "Chicks". Second, there's the question of why a team with the name "Chicks" had a Native American motif. (The answer is that the team was originally the "Chickasaws" and somewhere along the way they officially shortened it to "Chicks", but if I was actually writing a review I'd probably ignore this fact and come up with some outlandish explanation.) Then, if I was so inclined, I could either make a few swipes at Memphis or pretend to be profound by saying something about the use of Native American imagery in sports teams, and I could call it a day.

But instead the Memphis team is called the Redbirds, so I can't do most of this. I can still take a few swipes at Memphis, but I see no reason to do so. I visited Memphis on a business trip a few years ago and was quite impressed. Memphis has something a lot of towns lack: an identity.

I live in Raleigh. It's a nice place. It's also pretty generic. Don't get me wrong: I love living here, and it has a lot of nifty stuff. But it's generally nifty stuff of the sort you can find in lots of places. As one example, Raleigh has Escazú Artisan Chocolates, a local company that makes some really good chocolate bars and a great variety of truffles, but it's hardly like it's the only place in the world that does so. There's also a very nice art museum in Raleigh — how many other cities have very nice art museums? Simply put, when you think of "Raleigh", you don't think of much, if you think of anything at all. But when you think of "Memphis", you do think of things. You think of Sun Records. Graceland. Beale Street. Memphis style barbecue. There is no such thing as "Raleigh style barbecue". In fact, North Carolina is divided between the land of Eastern Carolina style barbecue and Western Carolina style barbecue, and you can get both in Raleigh. That's how identity-less Raleigh is.

And yet, this city which has such an distinct identity (I'm back to talking about Memphis, obviously) has a baseball team whose logo couldn't be more lacking. The features of the logo are as follows: 1) the name of the team in an oval, 2) a baseball player, and 3) actually, there is no third feature. That's it. It's not even a goofy, anthropomorphized cardinal playing baseball. It's an actual human being. You could change the word "Memphis" to any other city and the word "Redbirds" to any other team name and this logo would work as well for any other baseball team in the world as it does for the Memphis Redbirds.

About the only noteworthy thing to point out here is that yet again, the player they show is left-handed. This is the sixth left-handed baseball player in a logo I've reviewed so far, compared to nine right-handers. That's hardly fascinating information, but I still find it curious that so many players shows in logos are lefties (I'm fairly certain left-handers don't constitute 40% of your typical baseball team). Besides, even with 40% of players shown in logos being lefties, this fact is still the most unique feature of this logo. In a lot of cities, that would be fine. But this is Memphis. Really, they ought to be able to do better.

Final Score: 80 points.
Penalties: Obvious, 17 pts; Player, 51 points, Logo, 12 pts.
Bonuses: None.

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