Bring On the Trash Pandas!

Bring On the Trash Pandas!

There’s a new baseball team on the block, and the people have decided it’s name. The Mobile BayBears, a AA affiliate of the LA Angels, will be moving to their new home in Madison, AL, and ownership decided that the community would be in charge of the rebrand.

BallCorps Inc. announced back in June that whichever nominee received the most votes through several rounds of voting would become the team’s new name. And after a final round with 44.75% of the vote, the Rocket City Trash Pandas were born.

According to the name’s creator Matthew Highley, the Madison community is known for its engineering history, and “no creature in our galaxy is as smart, creative, or determined…as our local raccoons.”

Others receiving votes included the Thunder Sharks (19.25%), Moon Possums (12.6%), Space Chimps (12%), and Comet Jockeys (11.4%).

The Trash Pandas will unveil their new logo designs at a community event in Madison, AL on October 27, with fans being able to purchase the first batch of Trash Pandas merchandise. Season tickets for the inaugural season will go on sale on November 17.

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