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Akron Aeros Change Name To The Rubber Ducks


This sounds pretty good, until you realize that two of the rejected choices for the new name were Tire Jacks and Canal Rats … both far superior. Anyway, the old Akron Aeros Double-A Minor League baseball team is now the Akron Rubber Ducks. It’s a nod toward Akron’s rubber industry, so, there you have it.

New owner Ken Babby announced the name at a press conference today.

Canal Park will be just like Disney World, where plenty of characters are walking around, team General Manager Jim Pfander promised.

Names that didn’t make the cut included Tire Jacks, Vulcans and Canal Rats.

You had me on board up until Disney World.


  • Angry Fan

    so stupid, it is an embarrasment to akron and all of its residents.

  • Greg

    Sounds like a childs team name. Did a 5yr old come up with this name?

  • Ron Vetter

    Is there gonna be a tee ball team playing at Canal Park?

  • Transylvanian

    I agree with Angry Fan. This new owner must be a complete dolt.

  • Lary Lapczynski

    I’m ok with. It honors the city’s history as a leader in that industry. And minor league names are all now about being family and kid friendly.


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