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.