The newest team in the summer-collegiate West Coast League: The Victoria (B.C.) HarbourCats, who will begin play at Royal Athletic Park in 2013.
Team ownership unveiled the team name and logo at a ceremony today.
“We are excited to introduce the HarbourCats brand to the City of Victoria and to our fans,” said GM Holly Jones in a press release. “We feel that the name fits well with the geography of the region, as it’s a nod to the importance and beauty of Victoria’s Inner Harbour. It also fits well with other team names in the West Coast League and Minor League baseball in general.”
“We wanted a team name and logo that accomplished a number of things,” said team owner John McLean via press release. “The name had to have a good baseball feel and be a name that fans could easily relate to. It needed to be bold and edgy, while looking sharp on uniforms, merchandise, the web, advertising and social media. It also needed to be representative of the city and the region. I am very pleased that our name and logo accomplishes all of these requirements.”
Pro baseball has a bad record at Royal Athletic Park in recent years, with the entire independent Canadian Baseball League going under and the Victoria Seals (independent; Golden Baseball League) folding after Darren and Russ Parker failed to me a go out of it.
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