The summer collegiate Watertown Wizards (Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League) are apparently not in danger of being pushed out of Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds as the local paper implied this week. The league is denying that another PGCBL franchise owner is gunning for the park, and there’s been no further noise about the potential suitor from Green Bay (WI). The club is reportedly close to finalizing a ballpark lease extension.
In follow up news from this week, the Wizards are indeed changing their name to the Rams. At first blush, we hated it. However, we now know that the name change is a result of a sponsorship/partnership deal with a local car dealership. The Rams will wear black and silver uniform colors with the Dodge Ram symbol as the team’s logo. From a business perspective, it passes muster with us, but we would rather see an original mark as the primary logo with the Dodge Ram symbol somewhere prominent on the jerseys and/or caps, like the Shell Oil Company logo donned by “Shelly” — the mascot for the Double-A Arkansas Travelers (Texas League). Read more here.