United League Baseball’s south-Texas franchise will revert back to its original name, the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings, and use the original logo.United League Baseball’s south-Texas franchise will revert back to its original name, the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings, and use the original logo.
Last year, the then-owners of the independent circuit changed the name from the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings to the Harlingen WhiteWings and also changed the logo. But the now-owners and the founders of the ULB, and also founders of the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings back in 1994, believe that is the proper name for the club.
“We are based in Harlingen and are very proud to be a member of the community,” said ULB President Byron Pierce. “But, we are also part of a larger community, one that involves this entire region, including San Benito, Santa Rosa, Rio Hondo, La Feria, Los Fresnos, Mercedes, Raymondville, Brownsville and all the other communities in this area,” Pierce said.
This is the second name change Pierce and ULB Chief Executive Officer John Bryant have made, although perhaps not quite as dramatic as the other one. The name of the Edinburg club last week was changed back to its original name of the Roadrunners.
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