Origins of Minor League team names, a reprise: B

Back in 2014, I wrote a series of blog posts about the origin of minor league team names. Since then, the minor league landscape has changed a lot. Clubs moved, adopted new names. All reasons to have a new series in which the new names are added and explained. This time the letter B.  B: …

Eastern League All-Star Game canceled due to COVID-19

Today, the Eastern League and the Binghamton Rumble Ponies announced that the 2020 Eastern League All-Star Game will be canceled due to the coronavirus. The All-Star Game was scheduled to take place on July 15. Also, the Homerun Derby, scheduled to be held on July 14, has been canceled. Rumble Ponies' team President John Hughes …

Rumble Ponies unveil uniforms

About a month after the Binghamton Mets announced their name change, the team has unveiled their new uniforms. The new uniforms of the Binghamton Rumble Ponies lack creativity and originality. The club presented four different uniforms. Of course the home jersey that sports the name Rumble Ponies across the chest. The letters are scarlet with a silver …

What’s up with those new MiLB team names?

There was a time, especially in the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties, when minor league affiliates were just named after their parent club. Even nowadays there are still quite some teams that are named after their name sake. Take the Braves' farm teams for example. 90% of them is called Braves as well. Sure it …

Another new name in MiLB

Yesterday the Binghamton Mets, the AA affiliation of the New York Mets, announced the new name of the club. In june the team started a name the team contest and the team chose the five finalists. Of those five finalists the fans chose.... Runble Ponies. Since the inception of the team in 1992, the team was …

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