Because BlueHawks wasn’t happening

The announcement that the Oklahoma City RedHawks of the Pacific Coast League will be renamed “Dodgers,” what with the team being part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization — common ownership, and there’s a farm-club deal in place — did not go over well on Twitter, although some of us tried to temporize:

One common argument was that there is no history of dodging here in the Big Breezy. I demurred:

I don’t think this mollified anyone. Meanwhile, owners of the Iowa Cubs were not available for comment.



  1. Aaron »

    3 December 2014 · 9:08 pm

    I was one of the unmollified… though the “OKC” logo mark hat looks pretty sweet.

    There was a long history between the Iowa Triple A franchise and the Cubs before they assumed that name. The only other Triple A franchises that share the name with the parent club are the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Gwinnett Braves.

    The Pawtucket Red Sox (or Paw Sox) are geographically much closer to the parent club, and Gwinnett is owned outright by the Braves. (All the Braves Minor league teams are apparently Braves)

  2. CGHill »

    8 December 2014 · 7:40 pm

    And hey, at least this made TLO’s Monday Morning Tweets.

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