I give you the Pensacola Blue Wahoos! The Blue Wahoos are the Reds’ new Double-A affiliate and they will begin playing in 2012 (opening day April 5, 2012). I love their description from their press release: “A tenacious, diving Blue Wahoo is the centerpiece of the logo, shown breaking away from a fisherman’s line.”
By the way, that is NOT pink in their color scheme, it is neon red! Another excerpt… “Neon red, Gulf Coast royal, Blue Angel navy and Tin Roof tin make up the club’s official colors, celebrating the textures and colors of the Emerald Coast. The Blue Wahoos are the first sports team to adopt Neon red, a tribute to the neon signs that illuminate Pensacola’s beachfront establishments.”
In regards to their caps, “The cap logo features a Blue Wahoo circling a baseball bat forming the shape of a “P” for Pensacola. The team’s alternate cap features a fishing hook also in the shape of a “P.” Other alternate logos will be unveiled over the next several months.”
I know it sounds like I’m dogging this set… actually, I think the Wahoo looks pretty good. I do think the wordmark needs some help… it doesn’t match the tenacity of the Wahoo in my opinion. The creators of this set come from the firm Brandiose – check out more about the Wahoos identity on their site.