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Algodoneros de Unión Laguna*
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Columbia Fireflies*
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Diablos Rojos del México
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Florence Freedom
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Generales de Durango*
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Kansas City T-Bones*
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Reading Fightin Phils
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Pittsburg Diamonds 92

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Posted 2018 August 26

I'm just going to come right out and say it: This logo looks like something a rec league team would have. The logo is a baseball in a circle, only someone decided the baseball might look cool if they made it dark grey with light grey stitching instead of white with red stitching (they were wrong). The name is in a block font with a gratuitous squeeze effect. Oh, and there's a color fade effect on the name. Then, because apparently the bottom half of the logo looked lonely and sad, they stuck a "PD" bent to look like a diamond there.

I can't decide whether to burst out laughing or just yawn. And I can't be bothered to do either. That's right: the logo isn't even inspiring enough to inspire me to yawn.

The "Diamonds" name would inspire the same lack of anything if it was just chosen as a lazy baseball reference, but as it turns out, it isn't. It's based on an old name for the city. I should perhaps explain that over the years the town has had a bit of an identity crisis. The first name was New York of the Pacific. Yeah, I know, but I'm not making that up. In 1849, just before California became a state, a land speculator bought the land in the area and laid out a town that, if the name is any indication, he had grand plans for. It didn't get very far. A few settlers showed up but that was about it. The name informally changed somewhere along the way from New York of the Pacific to New York Landing, which is still too long but at least it isn't as pretentious. Then someone found coal nearby, and a coal company named the Black Diamond Coal Company came to the area, and people started calling the place Black Diamond after the coal company. That (I assume) is where the team gets the "Diamonds" name.

Anyway, after about twenty years the company abandoned the mine, and eventually people got tired of the place being named after a company that wasn't there anymore, so they decided to change their name. But what to call it? They liked the idea of naming it after a big Eastern city, but weren't so enamored of New York anymore. But somewhere along the way the town had become something of a steel-producing city, so so they decided to name themselves after the steel-producing city in Pennsylvania. I am talking, of course about Pittsburg. I mean Pittsburgh. I mean—

Okay, here's the thing. When Pittsburg CA was founded, Pittsburgh PA was in a pissing match with the federal government about how to spell the name of the place. Somewhere along the way, the federal government got the idea in its head that common suffixes in city names needed to be standardized. (I don't know who thought this was so important, but I'm sure it was one of those irritating people who get bent out of shape about split infinitives and ending sentences with prepositions). Anyway, the federal government told the city in Pennsylvania that as far as the government was concerned, it was Pittsburg PA and not Pittsburgh PA. The people that city said, in so many words, "Oh, hell no!". Pretty much everyone in town continued to spell it Pittsburgh, including some of the major newspapers. In the end the federal government said fine, you can call yourselves Pittsburgh. But it was too late by then for the newly-named city in California to add the H. Or maybe they tried and the federal government said Excuse me, but you yo-yos don't have nearly as much clout as the city in Pennsylvania, so you'll spell it without the H and you'll like it. Actually, I'm fairly certain they didn't say that, but only because the word yo-yo didn't exist yet.*

Anyway, like I said, that third name is (I assume) where the Pittsburg Diamonds name comes from. It's mildly clever, I guess. Or at least it was in 1948, when the original Pittsburg Diamonds chose their team name. It's considerably less clever this time around, simply because it's been done before. But it's still more clever than the logo. Seriously, guys, hire an actual logo designer. Or at least upgrade from Print Shop to Photoshop.

*To be clear: the object known as a yo-yo dates all the way back to ancient times, but the word yo-yo didn't enter the English language until the 20th Century. As best as I could determine, they were called bandalores before this. Whether the federal government told the people of Pittsburg CA that "you bandalores don't have nearly as much clout as the city in Pennsylvania", I don't know.

Final Score: 92 points.
Penalties: Reference, 10 pts; Equipment, 13 pts; Diamond (half-penalty since it's their name), 8 pts; Letter, 24 pts; Colorful, 31 pts; Logo, 12 pts.
Bonuses: Local, -6 pts.

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