On the Heels of Controversy, Fans Overwhelmingly Pick ‘River Pigs’

A decision that has taken this village through the ringer is closed.  After a vote by the public on Saturday, Empire League (Independent Professional) President Eddie Gonzalez confirmed what almost 73% of the voters wanted — for River Pigs to be the new name of the Tupper Lake (NY) baseball team.  Read more here.  Read about controversy here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.


Filed under Branding & Marketing, League & Franchise, Market & Location

2 responses to “On the Heels of Controversy, Fans Overwhelmingly Pick ‘River Pigs’

  1. Been Around

    It’s “controversial” because that’s what it says in the headline in order to get us to click on the story. Guess it worked, they got the attention they wanted. Sports PR 101. Go River Pigs.

  2. Jason

    The article never indicates why the name River Pigs is a controversial name,e for the new baseball team.

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