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Kingfish to play what-if: Kenosha Sockets

Kenosha Sockets

We love these promos: the Kenosha Kingfish (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) will throw a what-if promotion tonight and play as the Kenosha Sockets.

In February 2013 a “Name Your Team Contest” was launched, and over a two-month period, more than 750 name ideas were submitted by the proud citizens of Kenosha. Six names were then chosen to be voted on by the public; Comets, Esox, Coopers, Lake Bears, Kingfish and Sockets. Though Kingfish was the eventual winner, one easily wonders how things could have been different.

Kenosha Sockets

Thursday night will be the chance to see just that. The Kingfish will take the field against Wisconsin Rapids as the Kenosha Sockets. The team will don Sockets jerseys as well as Sockets hats. The jerseys will then be auctioned off following the game, with proceeds going to charity. The Sockets hats will be available in the team store with all profits also going to charity. The Socket brand was a reference to the proud heritage of Snap-on in the community and fittingly, the night will be presented by Snap-on.

The night will embrace all-things Snap-on including the Snap-on truck on display at Simmons Field and many of the on-field promotions incorporating the Sockets theme.

We’ve had several what-if promos this season. The Omaha Storm Chasers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) took the field earlier this season as the Omaha Commanders in that team’s third-annual what-if night, and the Lakewood BlueClaws played as the Lakewood Pine Barons for a June match.

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