There's a name for the new Texas-based independent Atlantic League team: the Sugar Land Skeeters, who will begin play at a new $30-million ballpark in the Houston suburb beginning in the 2012 season.
“I think the entry forms said it best. It just sounds like a fun minor league baseball name for this region,” said Matt O’Brien, president of the Sugar Land Skeeters. “With each day moving forward our Sugar Land Skeeter brand will become synonymous with professional baseball and affordable family fun.”
Rawhide Yellow, Imperial Blue, Refinery Red and Nighttime Black make up the club's new official colors. The Skeeters are the only professional sports team to have these team colors. The team will unveil their new uniforms for the 2012 season at a later date.
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