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Old 10-23-2019, 07:54 PM
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Default Kannapolis Cannon Ballers

Name change in the White Sox system and it is...definitely a name.
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Old 10-23-2019, 08:10 PM
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Cannonball coming!
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Old 10-23-2019, 10:04 PM
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Logo and uniforms - https://www.baseballamerica.com/stor...-its-new-name/
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Old 10-23-2019, 10:05 PM
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The logo is fantastic!
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Old 10-23-2019, 11:16 PM
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I like it!

Certainly it’s better than Intimidators, which is based on a nickname for Dale Earnhardt (IIRC) who is (was?) from there.

There isn’t much you can do with “Kannapolis” except play on the similarity to Annapolis, which leads to Midshipmen, which has nothing to do with baseball. So they went a different way and picked up on the rhyme with “cannon”. And that leads to sending balls a long way, which works great for baseball.

And the logo truly is great. I will be buying merch.
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Old 10-23-2019, 11:55 PM
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Name change in the White Sox system and it is...definitely a name.
Sounds like a baller move.
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Old 10-24-2019, 08:33 AM
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It's a reference to the Cannon Mills corporation, which the town was founded around and where the name Kannapolis was derived after workers started referring to it as Cannonopolis back in the 1800s
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:58 AM
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Love it!
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Old 10-24-2019, 11:47 AM
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It's all awesome... the name, the logo, the connection to the city's history, even the alternate name "Ballers".
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Old 10-24-2019, 08:13 PM
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It’s interesting how many items in their online team store are already sold out.
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Old 10-24-2019, 10:10 PM
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