I can’t even tell you how much I love minor and independent league baseball. The quality of baseball is usually pretty good, especially in affiliated ball, but the quality of promotional stunts and marketing concepts is second to none!
There’s a team in Florence, Kentucky with a team in the independent Frontier League – the same league as the Joliet Slammers and Schaumburg Boomers – previously known as the Freedom. They just changed their name to the Florence Y’alls!
I LOVE IT, Y’ALL!
Take a look at the artwork.
Naturally, since they put it on the internet, some people are expressing their displeasure. So, that’s always fun to read.
Personally, I love it. I love the creativity, the local-ness, the clear grab for free publicity (you’re welcome, Y’alls!).
If your town had a minor league baseball team, what would you name it?