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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
Arkansas Travelers
Asheville Tourists
Auburn Doubledays*
Augusta GreenJackets*
Batavia Muckdogs
Bay Area Toros*
Beloit Snappers
Billings Mustangs
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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*
Capitales de Quebec
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Charleston RiverDogs
Charlotte Knights*
Charlotte Stone Crabs
Chattanooga Lookouts
Clearwater Threshers
Cleburne Railroaders*
Clinton LumberKings
Colorado Springs Sky Sox
Columbia Fireflies*
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Connecticut Tigers
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Danville Braves
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Daytona Tortugas
Delmarva Shorebirds
Diablos Rojos del México
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Durham Bulls
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Erie SeaWolves*
Eugene Emeralds*
Evansville Otters
Everett AquaSox
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks
Fayetteville Astros*
Florence Freedom
Florida Fire Frogs*
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Fort Wayne TinCaps
Frederick Keys
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Gary SouthShore RailCats
Gateway Grizzlies
Generales de Durango*
Grand Junction Rockies*
Great Falls Voyagers
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Greeneville Reds*
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Greenville Drive
Guerreros de Oaxaca
Gwinnett Stripers*
Hagerstown Suns
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Idaho Falls Chukars
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Iowa Cubs
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Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp*
Johnson City Cardinals
Joliet Slammers
Jupiter Hammerheads
Kane County Cougars
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Kansas City T-Bones
Kingsport Mets
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Lake Elsinore Storm
Lake Erie Crushers
Lakeland Flying Tigers
Lakewood BlueClaws
Lancaster Barnstormers
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Lansing Lugnuts
Laredo Lemurs
Las Vegas 51s
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Leones de Yucatán
Lexington Legends*
Lincoln Saltdogs
Long Beach Armada*
Long Island Ducks
Louisville Bats
Lowell Spinners*
Lynchburg Hillcats*
Mahoning Valley Scrappers
Memphis Redbirds
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Mississippi Braves
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Modesto Nuts
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Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Nashville Sounds
New Britain Bees*
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New Orleans Zephyrs
Norfolk Tides*
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
Pericos de Puebla
Piratas de Campeche
Pittsburg Diamonds*
Portland Sea Dogs
Potomac Nationals
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Princeton Rays
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Quad City River Bandits
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Reading Fightin Phils
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Rochester Red Wings
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Rome Braves
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Salem Red Sox
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Salt Lake Bees
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San Jose Giants
San Rafael Pacifics*
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Sussex County Miners*
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Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos*
Tennessee Smokies*
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Tennessee Smokies 51

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Posted 2014 April 20

The "Smokies" name for a team near Knoxville was first used in 1925, and has been in use for most of the time since (although their was a twenty-year stretch from the early 70s to early 90s when teams used their parent team's name). The name was used for teams actually in Knoxville (and thus called the Knoxville Smokies) until the year 2000, when the Knoxville Smokies moved to nearby Kodak (about 20 miles to the east, and yes, it really does share its name with an old camera company) and renamed themselves the Tennessee Smokies. As such, it's one of those old names that we're supposed to say has been around so long that it would be a shame to change it at this point.

You know what I call a bad name that's been around for a century? A bad name that's been around long enough that someone should have changed it by now, that's what. And Smokies, if not a bad name, certainly isn't a good one. It's not impressive. I'm not saying the mountains themselves aren't impressive; they are (they're also quite beautiful). But that doesn't make the name any good. And there's certainly no lack of wildlife in the area to name a team after. Some people may think the name "Bears" gets overused in America, but it would be a perfect name for a team in the area of the Smokies. After all, there are bears all over the damn place in the Smokies. By the same logic, you could name the team the Wolves (or Red Wolves), Owls, Woodpeckers, Cuckoos, Hawks, Elk, Bucks, Foxes, or Bobcats. But really, I think the team should call itself the Kodak Bears. In addition to the obvious fact that bears are intimidating animals and they're definitely local, there's the pun off of Kodiak Bears, and the fact that the team is currently affiliated with the Chicago Cubs.

As for the logo, I suppose it's okay given the handicap the artist had to work with (I'm talking about the team name in case you can't figure that out). The team is called the Smokies and the logo features the Smokies. I don't know if that's a specific peak being represented in the logo (probably not; it looks too symmetrical to be a real mountain), but that is a pretty good representation of what mountains in the area look like. I could have done without the baseball in the background (given the perspective, that thing must be huge...maybe it's another example of a baseball/sun combination like Hagerstown and Jacksonville have?), and I'm also certain we don't need the word "baseball" in the logo, but these are the only problems with the logo itself. But as for the name...look, guys, you're not even the only team in the Smokies anymore. In fact, there may be over a half-dozen others, depending on just what you consider the boundary of the Smokies to be. Pick a better name already.

Final Score: 51 points.
Penalties: Region (egregious), 17 pts; Equipment, 13 pts; Obvious, 17 pts; Name, 10 pts.
Bonuses: Local, -6 pts.

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