November 26, 2012
Last season the Detroit Tigers made a huge splash free agent signing by inking Prince Fielder to a huge contract. Fielder played well in 2012, helping propel the Tigers to the World Series before being swept by the San Francisco Giants.
While every MLB team is looking to upgrade via free agency this offseason, in the world of Minor League Baseball, teams are changing brands, moving cities, switching affiliations, and often manipulating their logos. The West Michigan Whitecaps, single A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, have changed their logo in order to pay tribute to their parent club. The previous log had little to do with the Detroit Tigers, but the two new logos unveiled last week change all of that. The team has taken the letters “W” and “M” but have them written in the same font as the Detroit Tigers “D”. The other logo is similar to the Whitecaps original logo, but the wave clutching the baseball now has a tiger tail coming off of it, and looks more ferocious than before.
This move makes sense since the minor league club is signed with Detroit as their affiliate through 2018.
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Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: What is the "little red flag" and what does it have to do with the Harvard Yale Football rivalry? Answer to come tomorrow.
Wednesday’s answer: When the team moved to Kansas City in 1955.