Baseball


HOME
HOCKEY
OTHER
FEEDBACK
FRIENDS AND FAVORITES

RULES
RANKINGS
HISTORY



TEAMS

Teams with asterisks are not yet posted

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 Snappers
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 RiverDogs
Charlotte Knights
Chattanooga Lookouts
Chicago Dogs
Clearwater Threshers
Cleburne Railroaders*
Columbia Fireflies*
Columbus Clippers
Corpus Christi Hooks
Dayton Dragons
Daytona Tortugas
Delmarva Shorebirds
Diablos Rojos del México
Down East Wood Ducks*
Dunedin Blue Jays
Durham Bulls
El Paso Chihuahuas
Erie SeaWolves
Eugene Emeralds
Evansville Otters
Everett AquaSox
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks
Fayetteville Woodpeckers*
Florence Y'Alls
Fort Myers Mighty Mussels
Fort Wayne TinCaps
Frederick Keys
Fredericksburg Nationals*
Fresno Grizzlies*
Frisco RoughRiders
Gary SouthShore RailCats
Gastonia Honey Hunters*
Gateway Grizzlies
Generales de Durango*
Grand Junction Rockies
Great Falls Voyagers
Great Lakes Loons
Greensboro Grasshoppers
Greenville Drive
Guerreros de Oaxaca
Gwinnett Stripers*
Harrisburg Senators
Hartford Yard Goats*
Hickory Crawdads
High Point Rockers
Hillsboro Hops
Houston Apollos*
Hudson Valley Renegades*
Idaho Falls Chukars
Indianapolis Indians
Inland Empire 66ers of San
   Bernardino

Iowa Cubs
Jackson Generals
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp*
Joliet Slammers
Jupiter Hammerheads
Kane County Cougars*
Kannapolis Cannon Ballers*
Kansas City Monarchs*
Lake County Captains
Lake Elsinore Storm
Lake Erie Crushers
Lakeland Flying Tigers
Lakewood BlueClaws
Lancaster Barnstormers
Lancaster JetHawks
Lansing Lugnuts
Las Vegas Aviators
Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Leones de Yucatán
Lexington Legends
Lincoln Saltdogs
Long Island Ducks
Louisville Bats
Lowell Spinners*
Lynchburg Hillcats*
Mariachis de Guadalajara*
Memphis Redbirds
Midland RockHounds
Milwaukee Milkmen*
Mississippi Braves
Missoula Paddleheads*
Modesto Nuts
Montgomery Biscuits
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Napa Silveradoes*
Nashville Sounds*
New Hampshire Fisher Cats
New Jersey Jackals*
New York Boulders
Norfolk Tides
Northern Colorado Owlz*
Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Ogden Raptors*
Oklahoma City Dodgers
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 Braves
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
Sonoma Stompers
South Bend Cubs
Southern Illinois Miners
Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
Spokane Indians
Springfield Cardinals
St. Lucie Mets
St. Paul Saints*
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*
Trenton Thunder
Tri-City Dust Devils
Tri-City ValleyCats
Vallejo Admirals*
Vancouver Canadians
Visalia Rawhide
Washington Wild Things
West Michigan Whitecaps
West Virginia Power
Wichita Wind Surge*
Wilmington Blue Rocks
Windy City Thunderbolts
Winnipeg Goldeyes
Winston-Salem Dash*
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Worcester Red Sox*
York Revolution
Norfolk Tides 100

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 2019 July 21

I think I'm losing my mind.

I'm looking at this logo critically, and can see almost nothing good about it. First, there's the color scheme: I don't like a green-and-orange color scheme in the first place (heck I'm not a fan of an anything-and-orange color scheme as a general rule), and in my opinion neither of them goes with grey. This logo features all three of them, and throws in black and a second shade of green to boot. I think someone may have been thinking black could tie the other colors together, but it can't.

And then there's the seahorse. Seahorses, if you've never seen one, are cute. They tried to make something cute into something ferocious. We know how well that generally works. It usually just makes the something even cuter. This was no exception.

Then they gave the thing a trident with an "N" (for Norfolk, of course) on it. Okay, I'll acknowledge that the "N" in the trident is actually clever. But given the size of a typical seahorse, this is not a trident that is going to hurt anyone. It's probably about the same size as (maybe a little bigger than) those kitschy plastic swords used like toothpicks to put cherries in drinks at restaurants that really ought to know better. And if the trident reminds you of little kitschy plastic swords instead of an actual weapon, then it doesn't work either.

And then there's the background. Presumably it's supposed to look like water. It's the only thing in the logo that could possibly represent a tide. But what it actually looks like is a small portion of the poster for the musical Wicked.

And yet for some reason I kind of like this logo.

I really don't know why. Maybe it's all the green (I like green). Maybe it's that the seahorse sort of blends into background (which would normally be a fault) in such a way that the whole thing becomes sort of abstract, which allows me to ignore the problematic details. Or maybe I'm losing my mind.

In fact, the more I like it, the more problems I find with it. There's no real reason for the anchors in the logo. The way the trident touches the outer circle at both ends makes it look like someone drew a prohibition sign but made it grey instead of red. The font in which the team name is written seems inappropriate for a nautical theme.

And yet, I still like it.

Am I cutting them some slack because they're an O's affiliate? Because I've been to Norfolk and like the area? No, I don't think so. I wasn't especially nice to the Bowie BaySox, who are an O's affiliate. I was fairly mean to my local team. So that's not it. Besides, I'm not cutting them slack. That's something you do if you don't like something but want to be nice. I actually like the logo.

There's no other explanation, is there? I'm losing my mind. Hopefully they'll let me bring my laptop to the insane asylum.

Final Score: 100 points.
Penalties: Humanoid, 30 pts; Colorful, 31 pts; Irrelevance, 39 pts.
Bonuses: None.


This page Copyright ©2019 Scott D. Rhodes. All rights reserved