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Check out the Frisco RoughRiders Awesome Logo

Major League Baseball has officially begun. And what’s one of the best things about that? Minor League Baseball is starting as well! There’s nothing like watching the future superstars of the big league clubs. Fans go to MiLB games and get a glimpse of the talent that is bound for their Major League club. And while these prospects are battling it out, they are sporting some of the most awesome logos in the sports industry. One Minor League Baseball logo that we love, belongs to the Frisco RoughRiders.

In fact, the RoughRiders garnered a lot of viral attention today offering Phil Simms a position in their broadcast booth now that the Super Bowl MVP has been moved aside by CBS to make room for Tony Romo.

The RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Unlike some MiLB teams that are a long distance from their MLB parent organization, Frisco’s stadium is just 35 miles from Globe Life Park in Arlington. This allows the RoughRiders fans to get a look at Major League players, as the Rangers often send players to Frisco on rehab assignments, since the club is so close. In 2002, the RoughRiders unveiled their team name and logo. "The Rough Riders" was the name bestowed by the American press on the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment during the Spanish–American War, headed by to-be American President Theodore Roosevelt. The team was named after a historical division in order to comply with the tradition of the major league affiliate, the Texas Rangers, who were named after the Texas Ranger Division.

Let’s take a look at the original Frisco RoughRiders logo.

 


 
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The image represents the club’s namesake very well. Here, we see a cowboy riding a horse, with the team name scripted above. I’m not a big fan of the font here. It seems like it could have been styled to be read easier. I love the horse. It’s charging forward, reared up. The display is an obvious sign of strength and fortitude. The redesign for the 2015 season looks even better than what we see here.


And here is a close up of the new logo

 

 

This logo is awesome! We mentioned how the RoughRiders got their name, and here we see Teddy Roosevelt himself! Teddy has a great look and he’s swinging away with a fine piece of wood. Next to Roosevelt, we have the team name scripted in a much improved font. It is way easier to read, now that the lettering is a bit more spaced out. “Frisco” is donned in blue, and the cursive style seems to flow quite nicely. “RoughRiders” is show in red, and flows just as easy as the city name. One important thing to notice here, is how “Rough” flows right into “Riders” seamlessly. That’s by no mistake. RoughRiders is written as one word, even though it is often mistakenly split into two words. I love the detail of using stars to dot the letter “i” in each of the words. It’s fitting for a team located in the Lone Star State.

Overall, the Frisco RoughRiders have a well-built, solid logo.

Now that baseball season is in full-swing, you need a new t-shirt to represent your love for America’s Pastime. There is no better look than that of our most awesome baseball tee, the Middleton Fingers!

 

This was our contest winning entry sent in by Lee B. in California. This is an awesome name Lee! We proudly present the Middleton, Mississippi Fingers. There are many Middleton’s in the United States. We could give you a fancy explanation and try to spin it but let’s just say if we did an alternate logo of the Fingers, it would be for the birds.

 

Middleton is actually an extinct town and has been for a while. We think this logo is so creative yet so simple. Huge props to our designer Matt on this one! This is one funny Middleton, MS sports logo t-shirt that will have people laughing when they see it! Add this super soft tee, and any of our other awesome shirts, to your wardrobe today! If you sign up for our t-shirt of the month club, you can have a new tee on your doorstep at the first of every month!

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Blake Cole

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Sports Logo Spotlight on the Down East Wood Ducks

Earlier this week, the Down East Wood Ducks, the new Carolina League Single A affiliate of the Texas Rangers released their logo and it’s awesome.

 

This isn’t surprising since Brandiose was behind the logo design. Brandiose is our favorite professional logo designer and they have been on a tear bringing back the fun and creativity to minor league logos with a local flare. The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, The New Orleans Baby Cakes, and the Norfolk Tides are just a few of the many logos that they’ve worked on for the 2017 season.

This is actually the second Duck logo that Brandiose has recently designed. We did a blog on their other release the Akron Rubber Ducks, a tribute to the tire industry based in Akron. The city was given the nickname, “The rubber capital of the US”.

 

 

How much can a logo have an effect on team attention? Here’s a great article where the New Orleans Baby Cakes change has vaulted them into the top 10 in merchandise sales in just five weeks.

Let’s dive into the Wood Ducks name and logo. Hunting is a major part of Down East North Carolina so Wood Ducks fits in perfect with the local lifestyle. After unveiling the logo, the team held an open house selling tickets as well as merchandise. They are off to a great start. 

 

 

The team has put an emphasis on presenting bright colors but also colors that are true to a Wooden Duck. A couple of nice touches on the logo is the neon like sign surrounding the Duck. The other is the wooden bat in the shape of a tree branch. The bottom of the branch replicates the bottom of a baseball bat. You might not see it at first glance.

This logo gets high marks from us. Still to come is the new mascot as well as the uniform release which should be unique. Nice job Wood Ducks, you have an awesome sports logo.

 Speaking of some awesome baseball logos, we have a few of our own that you might enjoy. Quickly approaching in Dade City Florida is their annual Kumquat festival. On January 28th, thousands will descend on this festival to crown Mrs. Kumquat, do a Kumquat run and celebrate this hidden gem of a fruit festival style. I love this logo of this fruit that looks a little “juiced” if you ask me swinging for the fences.

Speaking of festivals, in July, Decorah Iowa goes from being a small town to an area that celebrates Nordic history. Similar to the Wood Ducks, our Decorah Trolls logo substitutes a club for a baseball bat.

 

 

If Cougars are your think, than we have a baseball team that fits your style in Boca Raton Florida.

 

If you dig Boston sports and the Accents shared by the natives then the Boston Accents is the perfect baseball team for you.

 

The best part about these t-shirts is that you can combine them two ways. If you buy 3 t-shirts from us, we give you a 4th t-shirt for free. Just pick out the 4 awesome t-shirts and use the coupon code, 3ThenFree at checkout. But wait, there’s more!  You can also sign up for our T-shirt of the Month Club. You get our t-shirts at a discounted price with free shipping. There will be good news in your mailbox each month. Now that’s awesome.

Thanks for reading everyone. Go Wood Ducks!

Gavin Spittle

Founder, Logo Lover, T-shirt Fanatic

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