In the next step of their rebranding process, the Gwinnett Braves (Class AAA; International League) are revealing finalists for their name-the-team contest.
As first announced earlier this year, the Braves are proceeding with plans to rebrand prior to the 2018 season. Once the new name is in place, it will mark a vast change for the Braves–whose time under their current moniker dates back to 1966, when they were known as the Richmond Braves.
Through July 24, fans can select from one of six finalists for a new name. These names, ranging from Big Mouths to Sweet Teas, can be found below in alphabetical order, with descriptions from the Braves:
Gwinnett Big Mouths
Named after the state fish of Georgia, the Big Mouths are a tribute to bass fishing on Lake Lanier.
The Buttons honor Gwinnett County’s namesake, Button Gwinnett, signatory of the Declaration of Independence.
The Gobblers celebrate the outdoors, hunting and eating all the foods we love in the state of Georgia.
Gwinnett Hush Puppies
Our stealthy hunting dog is sneaking through the weeds, about to rustle up some ducks. But don’t think we’re all that serious. You can expect a “corny” fan experience at the “Puppies” game!
A chop off the old block, the Lambchops marry the region’s love of home cooking with the Tomahawk Chop of the Atlanta Braves.
Gwinnett Sweet Teas
It’s a regional icon “to a tea!” The Sweet Teas celebrate the laid-back lifestyle of Gwinnett County while displaying a real sweet look.