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Akron Aeros Change Name To The Rubber Ducks

  • Rick Chandler

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.

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