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Tigers Single-A affiliate in Connecticut plans to change its name

Posted: 8:11 AM, Apr 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-12 08:12:11-04
Tigers Single-A affiliate in Connecticut plans to change its name
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) —

The Connecticut Tigers minor league baseball team is getting a new name.

General Manager Dave Schermerhorn says the Detroit Tigers affiliate wants to rebrand for the 2020 season as something that connects better with the local community.

The club is a member of the short-season Single-A New York-Penn League. It recently reached a new long-term lease agreement with the city of Norwich to continue playing in the 6,000-seat Dodd Stadium.

Fans are being asked to submit name suggestions on the Connecticut Tigers website . Schermerhorn says the club will whittle those down to few finalists and hold a public vote on a new name.

Schermerhorn acknowledges the team would like a brand that has better merchandising appeal. He says that could mean something traditional or a “more fun and whacky name and logo.”