Top 10 names announced for new Madison baseball team

posted by Mason Black - 

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There is TONS of excitement around the new baseball team moving to Madison. It was announced that with the Mobile Baybears moving up here, the name would not be kept so a new one is needed. Below are the Top 10 names names suggested by fans. Over 900 unique suggestions were submitted but these are the 10 finalists. The list includes the final ten names and the reasons they were submitted. What do you think would be the best one?


The regional identifier choices are Madison, North Alabama, or Rocket City


  • Army Ants:  Sound off! The Army’s Redstone Arsenal serves as a center for missile and national defense programs and employs more than 40,000 members of our community.
  • Comet Jockeys: “Rocket City” was put on the map for its cutting-edge aerospace development. Comet Jockeys is a celebration of our brave astronauts who explore outer space.
  • GlowWorms:  GlowWorms are rare, tiny, bioluminescent creatures that call the caves at Dismals Canyon in North Alabama home, one of the few places in North Alabama!
  • Lunartics:  We are home to some of the wildest mad scientists facing today’s challenges in space and technology. You’d have to be a “Lunartic” to do that!
  • Puffy Head Bird Legs: No joke! It’s lingo coined by our astronauts for body fluid moving from feet to head in outer space due to lack of gravity!
  • Space Chimps:  A tribute to Miss Baker, one of the first animals safely launched into space who is buried on the grounds at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.
  • Moon Possums:  A scavenger at heart, these local critters are known for hanging around and having a good time with their family– just like going to a ballgame!
  • Space Sloths:  A nod to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the Space Sloths is up there with classic Minor League Baseball names like IronPigs, Flying Squirrels, Chihuahuas and Jumbo Shrimp.
  • ThunderSharks:  Mix the powerful thunder of North Alabama’s storms with the Ultra-strong, sleek determination of the share and you end up with the personality of our community: willing to attack any problem. Visiting teams won’t mess with ThunderSharks.
  • Trash Pandas:  (Slang for raccoon) Our community is known for engineering, and no creature in our galaxy is as smart, creative, determined, and ingenious. A problem solver– dedicated to the challenge at hand– as our local raccoons!

Timetable for Name

  • Voting ends at noon on August 16. The 5 teams with the lowest number of votes will be eliminated 
  • Another round of voting opens for the top 5 teams. The winner will be announced September 5 at Rocket Republic in Madison
  • October 27 will be the reveal of the logo and merchandise

Vote for the team name here!


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