Minor League Team's Plucky Logo Goes Viral

Meet the Rocket City Trash Pandas
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 28, 2018 10:46 AM CDT
The logo, and critter, in question.   (Rocket City Trash Pandas)

(Newser) – Minor league baseball teams occasionally get a little cheeky, but a new Alabama team is seeing merchandise fly out the door after it decided to talk a little trash. Meet the Madison-based Rocket City Trash Pandas, which unveiled their logo on Saturday—a raccoon lifting off in a trash-can like rocket. "The name has gone viral," managing partner Ralph Nelson tells AL.com. "We’ve got close to a $100,000 worth of merchandise and we’re really concerned it’s all going to be gone on Saturday night. Everybody and their brother is writing that they want merchandise."

Official team colors are "Space Black, Rocket Red, Sky Blue and Trashcan Gray." A California-based marketing firm helped developed the concept, which the AP notes pays homage to the region's aerospace industry. And trash pandas. Get merchandise here.

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