Introducing the . . . Storm Chasers?

The Omaha Storm Chasers - logo image from MiLB.comAs you should have known already, the Royals Triple A affiliate in Omaha will be moving into a new stadium in 2011, shifting from fabled Rosenblatt Stadium to Werner Park.

Along with that change in scenery, the team had held a contest to name the team and narrowed selections down to nine options.  The announcement today that the team will be named the “Storm Chasers” was met with . . . let’s say amusement.

“Storm Chasers” won over final suggestions of Cattlemen, Commanders, Force, Hailstorm, Omahogs, Sodbusters, Windwalkers and Royals.  Personally, I voted for Commanders and Royals.

With a new name comes a new logo, and I’ll at least say that I like the color scheme.  It seems that the team may wear two caps, one featuring “Stormy” the new mascot – an angry anthropomorphic tornado with a bat for a nose – while the other features the circle/lightning/stormfront symbol with what looks like white sheets forming an “S” and “C”.  Interesting stuff.

My only question is, was Lightning or Cyclones too simple?  What do you think of the new name?  Are you indifferent, or do you think it’s a sign the Royals eschew Omaha altogether and promote all their prospects directly from Double A from here on out?

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  • Gage Matthews

    Check out the logos and uniforms at or follow this link:

  • Johnny

    Boo. Not a fan of that name at all.

  • Gage Matthews

    As for what I think, it’s grown on me overnight, though I’m still not too fond of it. I like the colors and the lightning-O is pretty nice, but I really don’t like the Vortex and Stormy logos/characters. The SC is interesting, but it’s sort of crazy and looks really crowded when added to the O, as is done on the sleeves and BP hat. Overall, it’s better than it could’ve been (I hate names that aren’t plural), but I would love to see the voting results to see just how much they weighed their own opinions.

  • Eric

    I don’t like it. But I also don’t like change, except for the change that the Royals prospects could bring! Now that I think about it, maybe change is good.

    Okay, maybe the name is okay. Although, it doesn’t seem like a cool name to me. I don’t know, I think I can live with it.

  • Stephen

    They already tried this before. They should have gone with Sarpy Royals. This will come back to haunt them and mark my words they will change their name in a couple of years.