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As active and absurd as their full-time counterparts, Minor League Baseball’s alternating identities represent both MiLB’s altered offerings of fun and the communities they alarm home. These identities, generally groundbreaking and agrarian in nature, represent the cultural, accustomed and bread-and-butter armament that ascertain their communities. The MiLB Alter Ego Challenge, presented by Stouffer’s, will acme MiLB’s best alternating character while adulatory the game’s avant-garde spirit.
Fan voting for Annular 1 continues through Friday, at which point four finalists will emerge. Voting for the final annular will booty abode from Nov. 17-19, and afresh a champ will be crowned.
But first, MiLB.com agents combed through all the entrants — from Louisville Mashers to Pensacola Mullets and so abundant added — and best their favorites from the aboriginal round:
Norfolk Coffee: It seems best of my admired sports aggregation names are not plural. They usually represent article intense, alarming or contrarily fear-inducing: the Miami Heat, the Seattle Storm, the Oklahoma City Thunder … and afresh there’s the Norfolk Coffee. The Hampton Roads breadth is generally referred to as the “East Coast Capital of Coffee,” apartment about two billion cups’ account of coffee in warehouses at any one time. It makes faculty afresh that the Triple-A Norfolk Tides absitively to become the Coffee for a adventurous in 2019, bringing to activity a applicable admiration to their association while bearing one of the wackiest monikers in sports history. Aside from aloof the name, the accessory is abundant too — Norfolk offers hats featuring both algid and hot coffee, and the jerseys action a loud “Norfolk Coffee” logo as adventurous as the city’s brews themselves. — Jordan Wolf
Wisconsin Udder Tuggers: Udder Tuggers is a actual awe-inspiring affair for a aggregation to alarm itself. And aback you amalgamate the name with its agnate logo — a hard-charging cow with udders protruding, arresting and blush — it gets alike weirder. But Udder Tuggers isn’t awe-inspiring for the account of weird. It’s awe-inspiring as a anniversary of bounded ability and identity. Normally the Timber Rattlers, the Appleton, Wisconsin-based aggregation is amid in the affection of dairy country. The Class A Brewers associate has staged a “Salute to Cows” affair night annually aback 2009, featuring bovine-themed giveaways, displays and competitions. If mooing contests, milk mustaches and cheese acerbate casting are your abstraction of a acceptable time, afresh Salute to Cows is a must. And aback the bandage apparel up as Udder Tuggers, as it did for the aboriginal time in 2018, it aloof agency the stakes (or steaks, as it were) accept been aloft that abundant higher. Abutment your bounded dairy farmer, abutment Minor League Baseball, and aloft all, abutment the weird. The Timber Rattlers took a cow-culated accident with the Udder Tuggers identity, it was met with success, and now they’re bribery it for all it’s worth. — Benjamin Hill
California Burritos: California knows how to burrito. From Diego to the Bay, anniversary arena of the Golden Accompaniment has a altered aberration on the apprehensive burrito. But none are added impactful than the signature California Burrito, created in San Diego. What sets it afar from added formed abstract is the admittance of french fries. The aboriginal time I had one was a backward night in academy while visiting accompany at UC Santa Barbara. It was incredible. And what’s more, I had it afresh the abutting day for cafeteria and it was aloof as good! The chips accommodate a civil antithesis to a anointed burrito. Class A Advanced Inland Empire took this airiness and angry it into the absolute alternating identity. The shades of blush and dejected comedy off anniversary able-bodied while bustling adjoin the atramentous and white backgrounds. And the pièce de résistance: The burrito is in the appearance of California! Just, *chef’s kiss* — Kelsie Heneghan
Lehigh Valley IronPugs: Aboriginal and foremost, I’m a dog person. I angular against canine-influenced monikers in the Minor Leagues and basically whenever abroad they appear up in conversation. So the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs transforming into the IronPugs articulate decidedly attractive to me. But secondly as an editor, I’m consistently on the anchor for acceptable (and bad) typos — “itching coach” anyone? And as adventitious faux pas go, Lehigh Valley’s admiral and accepted administrator Kurt Landes came up with a absolute beaut. So on this occasion, I don’t apperception so abundant alienation the aperitive bacon bandage on the Phillies affiliate’s Saturday on-field cap in favor of a active doggo. Now I accept to get my easily on one of those T-shirts. It aloof barks out “instant classic!” — Paige Schector
Northwest Arkansas Growlin’ Chickens: On an Minor League mural inundated with outrageously artistic aggregation identities, the Growlin’ Chickens angle out to me as a moniker that would added acceptable be begin in the goofiest of Mad Libs. Yet it turns out that it’s based in reality, that chickens allegedly bark aback attention their nest. Who knew? I didn’t. So acclaim to Double-A Northwest Arkansas for attention its own nest, Arvest Ballpark, in a way that represents the bounded banty industry. Plus, that lid that belongs in any MiLB cap collection. I can about apprehend the craven bark aloof attractive at it. — Joe Bloss
Pensacola Mullets: “Business in the front, affair in the back.” There is alone one actual clear, actual air-conditioned angel that comes to apperception aback you apprehend that allegorical statement. A beard appearance generally associated with greats like Randy Johnson, Billy Ray Cyrus and Jaromir Jagr. Alike the producers of the appearance “Eastbound and Down” knew there was alone one way to appropriately affectation the show’s abominable protagonist, Kenny Powers, and that was to accept him action the allegorical ‘do. The attending has transcended ancestors and outlasted so abounding added archetypal looks. (I alike attempted the mullet myself in aerial school, but to my affliction I had to appear to agreement with the absoluteness that I couldn’t cull it off.) This is a archetypal case of what could accept been for Double-A Pensacola, but the acknowledgment of the name — accumulated with the Dejected Wahoo — by far takes the block for the best alternating aggregation character in the Minors. — Rob Terranova
Frisco Banal Dogs: In my apprehensive opinion, there is not a aliment added adorable than a acceptable ol’ ancient blah dog. Not alone is the blah dog a accurate basic amid antic accident concessions, it’s additionally awful adorable at any anniversary or fair. This, of course, includes the Accompaniment Fair of Texas, breadth the best accepted aliment of best is — you estimated it — the Fletcher’s banal dog. Double-A Frisco’s nod to the blah dog makes this an accessible best for admired alternating character as a self-proclaimed ballpark aliment enthusiast. And now I’m hungry. — Katie Woo
Maine Whoopie Pies: The Double-A Sea Dogs never adopted an alternating character from their accession in Portland in 1994 until the 2019 season, aback they paid admiration to a adorable amusement of hotly contested provenance. I grew up on whoopie pies, as best Maine kids do. Apparently, the aforementioned can be said for Pennsylvania kids; the Reading Fightin Phillies exhausted the Sea Dogs to the bite by arena beneath the Reading Whoopies moniker in 2017. Trying to abide algid for beat purposes, I fought to blackout my face-slapped close Mainer. Portland audibly claiming a allotment of the (whoopie) pie in 2019, therefore, acquainted actual candied indeed. — Josh Jackson
Rochester Plates: The Triple-A Rochester Plates accept aggregate you’d attending for in a acknowledged alternating identity. Having lived a acceptable allocation of my mid-20s in city Rochester, I apperceive all about the allurement of the debris plate, late-night or otherwise, and it’s affiliated to New York City pizza in its bounded legend. Amalgamate that acceptation to the association with a glassy black-and-yellow blush arrangement and cleverly advised jerseys that accredit the Plates to actually bandage your abdomen with goodness, and you’ve got an alternating character that absolutely hits the spot. — Chris Tripodi
Salem Beermongers: From the moment admirers airing through the gates to the aboriginal agenda of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” there’s a accustomed burden throughout the concourses, stands or bleachers at about every ballpark. Usually it’s as simple as “beer here.” Sometimes it’s a altered melody. And while the vendors of hot dogs, affection bonbon and bendable pretzels absolutely deserve their credit, Class A Advanced Salem chose to account the beer hawkers. The accomplished association who absorb their summers summitting amphitheater accomplish with a brazier abounding of ice algid cans and bottles blind about their necks. The beer bell-ringer is as abundant a allotment of the ballpark acquaintance as the seventh-inning amplitude — and to me a abundant added accustomed affection than “the wave.” While beer and baseball accept been affiliated for decades, Salem fabricated a point to highlight the growing affiliation amid ability breweries and the Minors, decidedly in the Roanoke Valley area. — Gerard Gilberto
Iowa Caucuses: Aboriginal in the nation, aboriginal in our hearts. Alternating identities are all about adulatory what makes a team’s belt special, and it doesn’t get abundant added appropriate than Iowa’s abode in our presidential acclamation pecking order. This isn’t a accessory affair either. Like the Triple-A I-Cubs themselves, this character uses dejected and red in about according measure, and the chrism feel captivated by the animal accompaniment of Iowa celebrates American democracy, added than any alone affair (what a concept). Gather with your accompany (virtually) in auditoriums, gymnasiums and active apartment in Iowa and beyond, and put the Iowa Caucuses at the top of your MiLB alternating character voting list. — Sam Dykstra
Albuquerque Blooming Chile Cheeseburgers: It’s consistently amazing to me how blooming chile is beheld by bodies from the East Coast. They access in a abode like, say, the paradise of blooming chile — Albuquerque — and sample it for the aboriginal time slathered over a breakfast burrito or layered in chips or served brim hot in its own bowl. They booty in its ambit of flavors, its bang of spice, its begrimed undercurrents from its aerial baking process, and for a moment — maybe aloof a moment but a admirable one – they are gone, transported from the present to bath in its absolute taste. “Wow,” they’ll say. “This is amazing. They aloof put this on aggregate out here?!” And they do! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, alike ambrosia (green chile ice chrism is a thing), it’s the absolute accession to all foodstuffs, and maybe none is done bigger than a blooming chile cheeseburger, which the Triple-A Isotopes took on as their own in the baseball universe. Paying accolade to New Mexico’s allegorical and all-knowing signature burger (McDonald’s sells a blooming chile cheeseburger in New Mexico) and its conception action (an alternating logo of a broiler as allotment of the GCC set), the ‘Topes chose perfectly, as they do with best promotional things. Apperceive your lane, affirmation it, do it well, accumulate it simple and drove it. — Tyler Maun
Durham Lollygaggers: There’s annihilation decidedly altered or alien about the best … it aloof screams baseball. Admirers of the adventurous apperceive the Durham Bulls as one of the Minor League’s best iconic franchises, but a new bandage of admirers commenced afterward the absolution of the cine “Bull Durham” in 1987. And what is one chat to call those canaille accumulation of ballplayers? Lollygaggers! Amid the abounding notable quotes from the movie, the arena involving administrator Joe “Skip” Riggins and casting drillmaster Larry Hockett bathrobe bottomward their club afterwards addition poor achievement stands the analysis of time. As does the simple yet oh-so-smile-inducing Durham Lollygaggers uniform. So for one night, we can absolve the Triple-A club for stashing their iconic uniforms in favor of a fun and cornball attending at a cine that reverberates for any baseball fan. Aloof don’t absence out on avaricious one of these appropriate jerseys, because if you don’t, you apperceive what that makes you? Tell ‘em Larry…. — Michael Avallone
Buffalo Wings: Home of one of gameday’s best foods, Triple-A Buffalo pays a appetizing admiration to the craven wing. While maybe not the flashiest or zaniest cast of aliment for an alternating identity, the addition — whether you like the flats or the drumsticks — is a Western New York basic that the Bisons accept affably added to their repertoire. Combining the wing, average sauce, celery and a wet nap into one character is a agitating way to account a hometown favorite. — Andrew Battifarano
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