Scranton Yankees become the Scranton RailRiders 5


The Scranton Yankees weren’t always the Scranton Yankees. They used to be the Red Barons and I think they’re looking to build up their own brand rather than be so closely associated with the Yankees so they had their fans vote on a new name and they went with RailRiders. Damn, I was really hoping for Trolly Frogs.

It’s the RailRiders because Scranton is the birth place of the trolley and the electric rail line. They also threw the porcupine into the logo because even the “The Porcupines” did not win the fan vote, it appeared on the most ballots.

I think the logo is kind of…um…interesting. It’s already growing on me though so I feel like they made the right choice.


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5 thoughts on “Scranton Yankees become the Scranton RailRiders

  • BUTTON JOE'S

    YANKEES NAME WAY BETTER I CAN DO A BETTER PORCUPINE–THAN THAT CALL ME 585=254-7853 CMON HAS TO BE MARKETABLE———THAT IS NOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kay

    I don't think it's cool. Why don't they want to be closely associated with the Yankees? The logo doesn't look like a porcupine. It looks a bit skunky.

  • Matt_DC

    I am glad I have the old SWB Yankees cap. The porcupine looks like the monster from Lilo & Stitch (no, I can't remember which was the monster and which was the girl)

  • Chris

    I'm glad they finally changed the name. As a Scranton resident, the team paid no homage to the area. The Red Barons were our team and the S/WB Yankees were not in a sense. It's a really cool color scheme and why not throw a porcupine in their as that level needs to appeal to the younger fans anyways. The new stadium should be magnificent and I'm glad they have a team to properly represent the rich history of minor league baseball in the area.

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