Get excited, fishing fans: The Atlanta Braves' Triple-A affiliate is now called the Stripers
Marine life is a go-to for baseball team names. There's the Marlins, natch, but also the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, Beloit Snappers, Biloxi Shuckers, Charlotte StoneCrabs, Erie SeaWolves and Hickory Crawdads, to name a few.
The former Gwinnett Braves, the Triple-A affiliate of the Braves, are jumping on board. They will now be known as the Gwinnett Stripers.
The team also chose some fitting aquamarine colors. Naturally, they're wearing pinstripe unis:
Our new Striper threads are sure to make a splash this season! pic.twitter.com/uxhicaf3H6- Gwinnett Stripers (@GoStripers) December 8, 2017
And, best of all (at least for stirrup sock afishionados), they've got striped socks, too:
Stripes are slimming, too -- so this is also a win for fans.