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    Re: It's time for the Affiliation Shuffle (2018 version)

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    Re: It's time for the Affiliation Shuffle (2018 version)

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    Re: It's time for the Affiliation Shuffle (2018 version)

    Has anyone heard if Chattanooga has made any move towards stadium TV since the Reds partnered with them? They were/are like the only AA team that doesn't have home TV coverage, which stinks for those of us with MiLB TV packages.

    I tended to watch Pensecola's games last year more than any other affiliate, because it seemed that many of the more interesting prospects were located there. I think that will be true in Chattanooga this year.
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    Re: It's time for the Affiliation Shuffle Again

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    Wichita is getting a AAA team, which is exciting to at least one person on this board!
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    Are they going to be called The Linemen?
    I went to the team name/logo reveal event last night. And...Wichita WindSurge



    On the plus side, there was free beer.

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    Re: It's time for the Affiliation Shuffle Again

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    I went to the team name/logo reveal event last night. And...Wichita WindSurge



    On the plus side, there was free beer.
    Who's their parent team? Will they begin play this (2020) year?

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    Re: It's time for the Affiliation Shuffle (2018 version)

    They're the Marlins AAA team starting in 2020. I got my deposit in early enough to be #32 on the list to pick seats. Whenever that happens.

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    Re: It's time for the Affiliation Shuffle Again

    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    I went to the team name/logo reveal event last night. And...Wichita WindSurge



    On the plus side, there was free beer.
    What is a "Wind Surge?" Maybe it's a thing, but I can't say in all my meteorology years I've ever heard the term before.

    Why not go with "Gust Front" or "Derecho" instead? Weird.
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    The idea was to honor (or whatever) the legacy of wind in Wichita's past (windmills, wind wagons, the fact that playing golf here is absurd because the wind is always blowing, etc.) while evoking the "surge" in Wichita through growth, emphasis on technology, whatever.

    Yes, it's stupid. Some of the merch (that doesn't include the full name) isn't too bad, though.

    Looks like Kirstie Alley isn't on board, and if Kirstie's not on board it's trouble in these parts ():

    Kirstie Alley
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    Here’s my vote for the new Wichita baseball team.. WICHITA WINGS... the name Wind Surge sounds like passing gas or or or who the hell knows .. C’mon Wichita we can do better!
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    Re: It's time for the Affiliation Shuffle (2018 version)

    Maybe they went with Wind Surge because they plan to do both Taco Tuesday and Taco Thursday.

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    Re: It's time for the Affiliation Shuffle (2018 version)

    Lived in Wichita for a couple years. They used to have an indoor soccer team called the Wichita Wings. *Cessna real big there. At least they used to be.
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Both the Wings and Cessna are still things here. As a matter of fact, the Wichita Wings responded to Kristie on Twitter. As you can imagine, they like her suggestion.

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    Re: It's time for the Affiliation Shuffle Again

    Quote Originally Posted by WrongVerb View Post
    What is a "Wind Surge?" Maybe it's a thing, but I can't say in all my meteorology years I've ever heard the term before.

    Why not go with "Gust Front" or "Derecho" instead? Weird.
    I guess it's kinda like a redhawk . There's no such thing as a redhawk either but an educational institution settled on naming themselves that

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    Re: It's time for the Affiliation Shuffle (2018 version)

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    Lived in Wichita for a couple years. They used to have an indoor soccer team called the Wichita Wings. *Cessna real big there. At least they used to be.
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