The city of Wichita is getting a Minor League team and you can help pick its name
Naming a Minor League baseball team is a pretty difficult task. The name has to stand out as unique and catch people's eyes, but it can't be too ridiculous so that no one would ever want to cheer for the team. It's got to actually have something to do with the city in question, but shouldn't really be too overt. That's why Minor League teams have started to open up the floor to you, the people, to help them come up with team names.
We've recently had amazing fan submissions turn into actual teams like the Rocket City Trash Pandas, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies and the Amarillo Sod Poodles. And now, it's Wichita's turn.
Dreamliners, Meadowlarks, Sledgehammers and Wonders?!?!? What a great start @Boblutz!!! BTW, what’s a Rock Hopper? We invite EVERYONE to give us their suggestions! #LetsNameOurTEAM. https://t.co/SGrweEWi66— Wichita Baseball 2020 (@WichitaBaseball) January 8, 2019
The Marlins' Triple-A affiliate, the New Orleans Baby Cakes -- an amazing name in its own right -- will be packing up and moving to Wichita, Kan., at the start of the 2020 season, but the Wichita Baby Cakes doesn't make any sense, so the team is going to need a new name. Visit this website to offer up your submission for a team name, and who knows, maybe one day your idea might turn into a real team.
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