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?