The Usual, With a Side of Surprise

Last week I made the observation that the Tucson Padres’ new logo would be the last unveiled this offseason.

What I meant to say was that it would be the last primary logo unveiled this offseason. Because, of course, new logos cannot and will not be stopped. Not now and not ever. The latest to be unleashed upon an unsuspecting public is this:

QCASGlogo.jpgAll of the information you need to know about the logo is contained within the logo itself, but in the interest of being redundant as well as redundant I’ll note that the Quad Cities River Bandits are hosting the 2011 Midwest League All-Star Game at Modern Woodmen Park.

And — what’s this? — the logo is NOT I repeat NOT the work of either Studio Simon or Plan B Branding. According to the press release: The logo was designed by Francis Santiquilani of FS Design. Santiquilani also designed the new River Bandits logos in 2007.

While I recover from this shocking news (a logo not designed by Plan B or Studio Simon? Is this even possible?), let me divert your attention with my new favorite photo in the always-entertaining category of “Bobblehead Honoree Posing With His Or Her Bobblehead.”

Let’s hear it for pitcher Mike Zagurski and the Lakewood BlueClaws!

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I really do not wish to be rude, but how awesome would it have been if the BlueClaws had gotten Zagurski to participate in the “Truffle Shuffle” contest during last season’s Goonies promotion?
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But I digress…

February is nearly upon us, and you know what that means — Valentine’s Day! I’ll do a comprehensive post on Minor League V-Day initiatives in the near future, but for now I’d just like to share the most romantic desktop wallpaper ever created.

This, courtesy of the Williamsport Crosscutters:

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If that won’t put your special someone in the mood then I’m afraid nothing will.

benjamin.hill@mlb.com
twitter.com/bensbiz

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