Friday, September 23, 2011

New Farm Club: Pensacola Blue Wahoos

The Carolina Mudcats franchise is being moved and renamed, which means the Pensacola Blue Wahoos have received final approval from Major League Baseball and are now poised to become the new Double-A affiliate for the Reds. This has been in the works for a couple years now. Pensacola will begin play in April 2012 at Community Maritime Park, which is still under construction and will serve as a multi-purpose sports complex for the surrounding area. The Blue Wahoos, which was the name picked through a contest held by Wendy's apparently, will still play in the Southern Leauge and will open play at home on April 5th against the Montgomery Biscuits.

Minor league baseball can get confusing, so IF you were wondering, the Carolina Mudcats, in name only, will remain as they will join the Carolina League as a Class-A Advanced team with the Cleveland Indians organization. Basically, "Carolina Mudcats" will still be used, but this new Class-A Advanced team with have no historical affiliation with the Reds other than how they came into existence. Got it? Good. Let's move on.

I have not found any indications of what the Blue Wahoos logo will be, but as soon as I do, you will know. Hopefully it's better than this one. Until then, you can visit their website by clicking on their name above. It appears to be under construction a little bit as well probably until they approve a logo. You can also follow them on twitter at @BlueWahoosBBall for all the latest news.

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