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  • Let's Make a Major League! (Phase 3.5: Team Name Suggestions)

    I figure there's no reason this can't go on while we wait for votes in Phase III. In this thread you can suggest names for the 28 teams in our brand new MLB. The one restriction is that none of the team nicknames (i.e., the latter part of the team name) can be the same as any of the existing MLB teams nicknames -- even if the name is being used by a team in a different location. So there can't be a San Francisco Giants, nor can there be a New York Giants, nor can there be a Minnesota Giants. However, you are free to suggest old, unused nicknames such as the Washington Senators.

    Also, I would strongly recommend that we avoid suggesting non-plural names, like those used by the NBA and NHL. "Sox" counts as plural because it's just a shortened spelling for "Socks."

    Once we get enough suggestions, I'll make a few polls (probably broken down by division so there aren't a huge number of poll options in each) so we can get "Phase IV: Team Names" underway.

    Here are my suggestions:

    Atlanta: Infernos
    Baltimore: Chesapeakes
    Boston: New England Eagles
    Chicago: Colts, Black Sox
    Cincinnati: Buckeyes
    Cleveland: Spiders, Broncos, Lakers, Cougars
    Dallas: Scorpions
    Denver: Blizzards, Colorado Blizzards
    Detroit: Wolverines
    Houston: Hurricanes
    Kansas City: Cyclones, Cowboys, Blues
    Los Angeles: Stars, Mammoths
    Miami: Florida Everglades
    Milwaukee: Mustangs, Meteors, Cheddars, Badgers
    Minneapolis: Millers, Minnesota Millers, Minnesota Marauders
    New York: Gothams, Brooklyn Atlantics, Brooklyn Bombers
    Philadelphia: Keystones
    Phoenix: Firebirds, Rattlers, Arizona Rattlers
    Pittsburgh: Bulldogs, Panthers, Alleghenies
    San Diego: Destroyers, Dragons, Demons
    San Francisco: Seals
    Seattle: Tsunamis, Pilots
    St. Louis: Stallions, Browns
    Toronto: Ospreys
    Washington: Senators, Potomacs
    Last edited by Nerdlinger; 06-26-2012, 11:57 AM.
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    Atlanta: Copperheads, Peaches
    Baltimore: Barons, Lords
    Boston: Colonials, Minutemen, Independents
    Chicago: Packers, Fighters, Americans, Gaels
    Cincinnati: Rivermen, Keels, Leigonaires
    Cleveland: Oaks, Rockers
    Dallas: Drovers, Stars
    Denver: Catamounts, Bighorns, Colorado Centennials
    Detroit: Liners, Wolves, Turbos
    Houston: Spacemen, Locomotives, Orions
    Kansas City: Bulls, Kings
    Los Angeles: Quakes, Imperials, Hidalgos, Olympians
    Miami: Manatees, Leatherbacks, Gulls
    Milwaukee: Millers, Muskies, Robins
    Minneapolis: Loons, Glaciers
    New York: Highlanders, Excelsiors, Knicker Bockers, Eagles, Bushwicks
    Philadephia: Benjamins, Peregrines, Bellringers
    Phoenix: Mesas, Vaqueros
    Pittsburgh: Ironmongers
    San Diego: Beach Combers, Sea Lions, Surfers, Sailors
    San Francisco: Redwoods, Fishermen, Gaters, Samurai
    Seattle: Orcas, Thunderbirds
    St. Louis: Clydesdales, Arches
    Toronto: Mounties
    Washington: Solons, Grays
    Last edited by Tadasimha; 06-26-2012, 01:33 PM.
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    • #3
      Atlanta: Ants
      Baltimore: Billy Goats
      Boston: Big Mouth Bass
      Chicago: Chickens, Chimpanzees
      Cincinnati: Chihuahuas
      Cleveland: Camels
      Dallas: Dung Beetles
      Denver: Donkeys
      Detroit: Duckbill Platypus
      Houston: Hedgehogs
      Kansas City: Koalas
      Los Angeles: Lobsters, Ladybugs
      Miami: Magpies
      Milwaukee: Millipedes
      Minneapolis: Monkeys
      New York: Neon Tetras, Newts
      Philadelphia: Pigeons
      Phoenix: Pomeranians
      Pittsburgh: Pit bulls
      San Diego: Sheep
      San Francisco: Shrimps
      Seattle: Sturgeon
      St. Louis: Snails
      Toronto: Tsetse flys
      Washington: Wombats
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      • #4
        Originally posted by jnakamura View Post
        Atlanta: Ants
        Baltimore: Billy Goats
        Boston: Big Mouth Bass
        Chicago: Chickens, Chimpanzees
        Cincinnati: Chihuahuas
        Cleveland: Camels
        Dallas: Dung Beetles
        Denver: Donkeys
        Detroit: Duckbill Platypus
        Houston: Hedgehogs
        Kansas City: Koalas
        Los Angeles: Lobsters, Ladybugs
        Miami: Magpies
        Milwaukee: Millipedes
        Minneapolis: Monkeys
        New York: Neon Tetras, Newts
        Philadelphia: Pigeons
        Phoenix: Pomeranians
        Pittsburgh: Pit bulls
        San Diego: Sheep
        San Francisco: Shrimps
        Seattle: Sturgeon
        St. Louis: Snails
        Toronto: Tsetse flys
        Washington: Wombats
        Unless any of those are serious, I'm not accepting them as suggestions.
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        • #5
          I would like to see a team named Warriors.
          The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Blue387 View Post
            I would like to see a team named Warriors.
            It's a good name, but which team(s)? In the polls, I'll have to group each location with the names suggested for that location.
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            • #7
              I would like to suggest Monarchs for the Kansas City team.

              I liked Tadasimha's suggestions of Excelsiors and Knicker Bockers for the New York teams. Rockers for Clevelands team is a good one also.

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              • #8
                Atlanta: Warthogs
                Baltimore: Barons
                Boston: Bulls
                Chicago: Bears, Comets
                Cincinnati: Spitfires
                Cleveland: Monsters
                Dallas: Thunderbolts
                Denver: Landslide
                Detroit: Devils
                Houston: Drillers
                Kansas City: Rascals
                Los Angeles: Lightning, Mustangs
                Miami: Swordfish
                Milwaukee: Mavericks
                Minneapolis: Saints
                New York: Empires, Knights
                Philadephia: Liberty
                Phoenix: Vipers
                Pittsburgh: Raptors
                San Diego: Osprey
                San Francisco: Hawks
                Seattle: Warriors
                St. Louis: Scorpions
                Toronto: Falcons
                Washington: Eagles
                The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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                • #9
                  I like some of the names that have been suggested, so I'll second several of them.

                  Atlanta: Peaches
                  Baltimore: Barons
                  Boston: Hubs
                  Chicago: Lions, Colts
                  Cincinnati: Kings
                  Cleveland: Rockers
                  Dallas: Scorpions
                  Denver: Gold Sox
                  Detroit: Wheels
                  Houston: Stars
                  Kansas City: Monarchs
                  Los Angeles: Bears, Buzzards
                  Miami: Palms
                  Milwaukee: Creams
                  Minneapolis: Minnesota Moose
                  New York: Knights, Highlanders
                  Philadelphia: Keystones
                  Phoenix: Purples
                  Pittsburgh: Bees
                  San Diego: Sails
                  San Francisco: Warriors
                  Seattle: Rainiers
                  St. Louis: Grizzlies
                  Toronto: Beavers
                  Washington: Eagles
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                  • #10
                    I copied a few of the nicknames I liked and added a few others...

                    Atlanta: Copperheads, Blazers
                    Baltimore: Blue Crabs
                    Boston: Colonials
                    Chicago: Black Sox, Titans
                    Cincinnati: Buckeyes
                    Cleveland: Natives
                    Dallas: Tornadoes
                    Denver: Blizzards
                    Detroit: Wolverines
                    Houston: Bulls
                    Kansas City: Monarchs, Kings
                    Los Angeles: Stars, Avengers
                    Miami: Tropics, Sharks
                    Milwaukee: Mustangs
                    Minneapolis: Northstars, Nordics
                    New York: Sentinels, Metropolitans, Knights
                    Philadelphia: Independents
                    Phoenix: Scorpions, Rattlers
                    Pittsburgh: Bees
                    San Diego: Destroyers
                    San Francisco: Seals
                    Seattle: Pilots
                    St. Louis: Arches
                    Toronto: Blues
                    Washington: Federals, Eagles

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                    • #11
                      I'll keep some mentioned ones that I like.

                      Atlanta Copperheads
                      Baltimore Barons
                      Boston Pilgrims
                      Chicago Churners
                      Cincinnati Eagles
                      Cleveland Trackers
                      Dallas Chasers
                      Denver Geysers
                      Detroit Wolverines
                      Houston Drillers
                      Kansas City Monarchs
                      Los Angeles Trojans
                      Miami/Florida Everglades
                      Milwaukee Alphas
                      Minneapolis/Milwaukee Hikers
                      New York Gothams
                      Philadelphia Valleymen
                      Phoenix Scorpions
                      Pittsburgh Hargraves
                      San Diego/California Sentinels
                      San Francisco Swords
                      Seattle Dockers
                      St. Louis Trotters
                      Toronto Falcons
                      Washington Senators
                      "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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                      • #12
                        If we had the power, phase 4 could be the logos for the teams we decide on
                        "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Tyrus4189Cobb View Post
                          If we had the power, phase 4 could be the logos for the teams we decide on
                          Phase IV is the actual voting on the team names. I think Phase V will be to decide season and postseason structure as well as maybe some rules, like whether or not the DH will be used. The two phases can probably run at the same time. After the team names have been picked, I suppose anyone who wanted to could make logos for them. My graphical skills are nearly non-existent.
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                          • #14
                            Back when I played APBA baseball, I shuffled up all the cards, did a draft, and made my own league.
                            I had
                            Indianapolis Robins
                            Vancouver Lynx
                            Portland Goldstars
                            Phoenix Mesas (already suggested)
                            Memphis Blues
                            Richmond Rebel Yells
                            Washington Statesmen
                            Las Vegas Snake Eyes

                            I wanted fictitious teams in cities with no MLB representative, and I realize that this doesn't really contribute to the project, I'm just sayin'....I like stuff like this....
                            smoker

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by DJC View Post
                              Phase IV is the actual voting on the team names. I think Phase V will be to decide season and postseason structure as well as maybe some rules, like whether or not the DH will be used. The two phases can probably run at the same time. After the team names have been picked, I suppose anyone who wanted to could make logos for them. My graphical skills are nearly non-existent.
                              You could go to Chris Creamers' sports logos forum - there are a lot of creative people there who are constantly deisgning logos and uniforms. They might be willing to do something for you. Check out the "concepts" section of the forum and you'll see what I mean.

                              http://boards.sportslogos.net/
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