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New Jersey Jackals 52

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Posted 2023 July 30

The New Jersey Jackals moved during the 2022-23 offseason, going from Little Falls, New Jersey to Paterson. In terms of distance, it doesn't amount to much: you could drive from the old stadium in Little Falls to the new stadium in Paterson in about fifteen minutes. It basically amounts to moving from the suburbs to a bigger city (Little Falls has a population of 14,000 while Paterson's is 160,000), except that Paterson is itself a suburb, being located less than 15 miles (about 20 km) from New York City. This may explain why the team goes by the "New Jersey" moniker. Any team that close to New York City must feel a bit of an identity crisis: on the one hand, they're too clearly in NYC's orbit for it to seem reasonable to name themselves after the city they're actually in; on the other hand, it would be presumptuous to name themselves "New York" anything. "New Jersey" is a big enough place to not seem hopelessly rinky-dink compared to New York, and there's no denying that the team is in fact in New Jersey.

I said "new stadium" in the previous paragraph but it really isn't. The "old" stadium in Little Falls was built in 1998. The "new" one dates to 1932. It was originally built as a New Deal project, and immediately upon completion started to host Negro League teams. For a few years there were actually two Negro League teams calling the stadium (I should probably mention that the name is Hinchcliffe stadium) home. It also served as a stadium for football, boxing, auto racing (don't ask me how, I have no idea), and even hosted a few Abbott and Costello shows (Lou Costello was from Paterson). So we're talking a stadium with some history behind it. The stadium got pretty run down over the years, and completely closed in 1997, but there have been recent efforts to renovate it in the hopes that it would revitalize Paterson, which truth be told has also gotten pretty run down over the years (the poverty rate in Paterson is over twice the national rate). Obviously it's too early to tell if that will work, but for what it's worth it is a nifty-looking art deco stadium. It'd be a shame to see the stadium get knocked down, so I hope it works out for them.

The logo for the team is a fairly straightforward affair. You've got a jackal, the team name, and a baseball. Not to say that there aren't a few oddities in there. The jackal is drawn with no iris or pupil, just ghostly white spots where the eyes should be. There are several teams with this and it always seems odd to me...is this supposed to be one of those species that's lived deep under the sea or in a cave for so long that eyes have ceased to function because they no longer serve a purpose? I've never heard of a Sea Jackal, so that can't be it. Although now that I've written those words it's only a matter of time before some minor league team in some coastal city decides to call their team that, isn't it? Should that happen, my apologies in advance to everyone bothered by it, including future me.

The jackal is also holding a baseball in its tail, which is actually a pretty good trick if jackals can do that. Think about all the pitches pitchers can make just by holding the ball different ways, and them imagine what a prehensile tail could pull off. Done right, you could probably come up with some unhittable pitches. Done wrong, you could probably kill somebody. Either way, it would be pretty interesting. And I mean, just the idea of a jackal throwing pitches ought to be the craziest thing the stadium has ever seen, right?

Oh, yeah. Car races. So maybe not. Seriously, how did that work? How the hell do you have car races in a baseball stadium without completely destroying the field? If anyone has an idea, please let me know.

Final Score: 52 points.
Penalties: Region (egregious), 17 pts; Alliteration, 5 pts; Equipment, 13 pts; Obvious, 17 pts.
Bonuses: None


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