New Baseball Team Boasts ‘First Green And Orange Color Scheme In History Of Professional Sports’
I have my doubts about that claim -- first of all, the cost in researching it would far exceed the budget of any independent professional baseball team. But the brand new Eastside Diamond Hoppers swear it's true, so there.
See, it's a frog catching a baseball with its tongue. I have no idea, though, how a frog would hit a baseball ... so be prepared for some low-scoring games. The Hoppers (whose mascot is named Ribbi, BTW) are one of the three teams in the brand new United Shore Professional Baseball League (USPBL) in Macomb County, Michigan. The Utica Unicorns, Eastside Diamond Hoppers and Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers will play at the new $12 million, 4,000-seat Jimmy John’s Field in Utica, Michigan, beginning next year.
Here are the other two logos:
New independent league team unveils name & logo - the Utica Unicorns pic.twitter.com/aV40MbrUgc
— Minor League Stories (@MinorsTeamNames) November 27, 2015
From possibly the best sports-related press release of the year, here are the explanations for the logos. And of course the last sentence is my favorite part:
The league explained the Utica Unicorns were so-name to be “lovable yet fierce” and the Diamond Hoppers were named to represent a “fly” ball catching frog one might see capturing fish flies along Lake St. Clair. (The latter logo purportedly featuring first-ever use of an orange and green color scheme in professional sports). No official explanation was made for the Beavers.
Another great thing: the logos were announced at a ceremony at Eppler Junior High in Utica. And apparently everyone showed up for miles around.
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