The soon-to-be Hartford Yard Goats unveiled their new logo today and it's a billy goat chewing on a broken baseball bat.
The team logo pays homage to the former New York/New Haven Railroad Company. The colors for the minor league baseball team, known now as the New Britain Rock Cats, will be blue and green.
The Yard Goats also showed off the new baseball hats on Wednesday.
“This is an extremely exciting day for our franchise as we unveil our new identity,” Yard Goats General Manager Tim Restall said in a statement. “Yard Goats Baseball is all about family entertainment and having fun at Dunkin’ Donuts Park and we feel that this logo represents just that.”
The team will adopt its new name and mascot upon moving to Hartford in 2016. The team will play at a brand-new stadium in the city’s Downtown North development.
The Yard Goats selected their name as part of an online contest. Although a "yard goat" is actually a locomotive, many expect the team's new mascot to depict the animal of the same name. Two live goats were present when the name was announced in March.
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