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Finalist monikers announced for new Worcester team

Futures LeagueWe have the five finalists for the name of the new Worcester team in the summer-collegiate Futures League, beginning play next season at Fitton Field.

Here they are:

  • Worcester Bravehearts — an homage to Worcester’s brave men and women in uniform serving locally and abroad as well as a reference to “the Heart of the Commonwealth”
  • Worcester Canal Diggers — a reference to Worcester’s industrial history where scores of Irish immigrants dug the Blackstone canal through the region
  • Worcester Freight Trains — a reference to Worcester’s proud past and present operation of locomotives
  • Worcester Mighty Caseys — a nod to the “Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888” poem written by Ernest Thayer on Chatham Street in Worcester
  • Worcester True Blues — meaning “unwaveringly or staunchly loyal, especially to a person, a cause, etc.; the real deal” and a reference to Worcester’s pride and blue collar heritage

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