New Joliet Baseball Team Seeks Community Input for New Name

PRESS RELEASE – A new minor league baseball team will be playing at Joliet’s Silver Cross Field in 2011.  The yet to be named team has launched a contest to seek community input for the team nickname.

“We have had many brainstorming sessions about the team name which have resulted in several good ideas.”  stated team President, Bill Waliewski, “We are seeking community input to make sure that we have considered every possibility and to get opinions from the fan base.” 

Fans may send suggestions to either of two e-mail address set up to receive “Name the Team” entries….    or

The team name will be selected by a committee of team management and owners and will be chosen from from all fan suggestions combined with a list of names already suggested by committee members.   That list included the following names:   Jailbirds, Pioneers, ’66ers, Gems, Jackrabbits, Old-Timers, Gravel, Stonecutters, Luckys, Steelheads, and Jailers.

A drawing will be held on Tuesday, December 21 to determine the winners of 66 prize packages.  The grand prize will include a team jersey, a luxury suite for opening night, participation in the first pitch ceremony on opening night and two season tickets for the 2011 season.  Winners will be drawn from the entire field of entries, regardless of the name suggested.   Multiple names may be submitted, however, names will be culled to allow only one drawing entry per person.

“It is important for us to come up with a name that will represent Joliet and Will County well and become a household word in short order.”  said General Manager John Dittrich, “Fan input is important and we hope to come up with a name that will resonate with our fan base.”

The team name, colors and logo will be unveiled at a special event in early January, the exact date and location to be announced.

Further details and contest rules can be found at a special website which has been set up pending the naming of the team.   That site is:

For more information, contact General Manager, John Dittrich at:   (630) 917-0814 or by e-mail  –

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