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It's official: Yankees' Triple-A team will now be called the RailRiders

The Yankees' Triple-A club, formerly known as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, will now be named the RailRiders. And yes, the club's new logo includes a porcupine train conductor.

The RailRiders moniker, which beat out fellow finalists "Blast," "Black Diamond Bears," "Fireflies," "Porcupines" and "Trolley Frogs" is an homage to Scranton's history as the first city with a functioning electronic streetcar system.

It will be interesting to see how the RailRiders play in their new threads, which include both traditional Yankees pinstripes and a red interlocking S-W-B reminiscent of their days as a Phillies farm club named the Red Barons. It will also be fascinating to see a porcupine conduct a train. But if groundhogs can drive pickup trucks, I guess anything is possible in Pennsylvania.

-- Matt Monagan /

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