37 episodes

Baseball By Design tells the story of America one minor league baseball logo and nickname at a time. Paul Caputo covers minor league baseball at all levels for the website SportsLogos.net. On this podcast, he talks with front office personnel and designers about the origins of some of the game‘s best and wackiest logos and nicknames.

Twitter: @Count2Baseball
Instagram: @baseballbydesign

Baseball By Design: Stories of Minor League Logos and Nicknames Paul Caputo

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    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

Baseball By Design tells the story of America one minor league baseball logo and nickname at a time. Paul Caputo covers minor league baseball at all levels for the website SportsLogos.net. On this podcast, he talks with front office personnel and designers about the origins of some of the game‘s best and wackiest logos and nicknames.

Twitter: @Count2Baseball
Instagram: @baseballbydesign

    Durham Bulls

    Durham Bulls

    The Durham Bulls went from being the very image of the gritty, no-frills minor league experience, as seen in the classic movie Bull Durham, to being one of the iconic brands with one of the most recognized logos in the minors—thanks in no small part to that movie. The team's production designer Paxton Rembis discusses the team's history and the work he's doing with the brand today.

    And on week two of Curved Brim Media month on Baseball By Design, Anna DiTommaso, host of the Baseball Bucket List podcast and website, stops by to talk about the Bulls and their parent club, her favorite MLB team, the Rays.

    Finally, Paul's brother Dave stops by in-person from the Jersey Shore to talk about his experience as a Duke undergrad attending ballgames at the old Durham Athletic Park in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

    Durham Bulls
    Website / Twitter

    Paxton Rembis
    Twitter

    Anna DiTommaso, Baseball Bucket List
    Website / Twitter

    Baseball By Design
    Twitter / Instagram / Website

    Curved Brim Media Network
    Website / Twitter

    • 51 min
    Akron RubberDucks

    Akron RubberDucks

    The Akron RubberDucks are named for the long history of the tire industry in Akron, not to mention the city's longstanding association with the team's eponymous bath toy. Akron GM Jim Pfander and Brandiose's Jason Klein stop by to talk about the team. Plus, it's Curved Brim Media month in August—each week Baseball By Design will highlight a content creator from the network, starting this week with CBM co-founder Ed Rivera of the Dad Hat Chronicles.

    Akron RubberDucks
    Website / Twitter

    Brandiose
    Website / Twitter

    Dad Hat Chronicles
    Twitter

    Baseball By Design
    Twitter / Instagram / Website

    Curved Brim Media Network
    Website / Twitter

    • 57 min
    Charleston Dirty Birds

    Charleston Dirty Birds

    The Charleston Dirty Birds pay homage to the tiniest heroes of local industry with their brand—the literal canaries in the coal mine. The Godfather of Minor League Baseball Branding, Chuck Domino, stops by to talk about his philosophy of naming teams; designer Carolina Buchas talks about the development of the logo; and Jordan Bennett, curator of the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, educates us on the history of the use of canaries in the mining industry.

    Charleston Dirty Birds
    website / Twitter

    Caroline Buchas
    website

    National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum
    website / Facebook

    Baseball By Design
    Twitter / Instagram / Website

    Curved Brim Media Network
    Website / Twitter

    • 50 min
    Kannapolis Cannon Ballers

    Kannapolis Cannon Ballers

    The Single-A Kannapolis Cannon Ballers have one of the most popular brands in the minors, but they had a unique challenge in replacing a brand based on beloved native son Dale Earnhardt. Alicia Amling of Temerity Baseball, designer Dan Simon of Studio Simon, and six-time Guinness Record holder and human cannon baller himself David "The Bullet" Smith tell the story of this unique brand on this episode.

    Kannapolis Cannon Ballers
    website / Twitter / Alicia Amling Instagram

    Dan Simon, Studio Simon
    website / Instagram

    David "The Bullet" Smith
    website / Facebook 

    Baseball By Design
    Twitter / Instagram / Website

    Curved Brim Media Network
    Website / Twitter

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Bowling Green Hot Rods

    Bowling Green Hot Rods

    The High-A Bowling Green Hot Rods are more than just a cool minor league team with a great logo—they're an integral part of their community. On this episode of Baseball By Design, the team's award-winning general manager Eric Leach stops by to talk about not just the team's brand, but the role they play in being good neighbors; home-grown designer Brandon Lamarche of 3-2 Designs talks about his work on all of the team's brands; and Mariah Hughes of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green joins to discuss car culture, sink holes, and the museum experience.

    Bowling Green Hot Rods
    Website / Twitter

    Eric Leach
    Twitter

    Brandon Lamarche, 3-2 Designs
    Website / Instagram

    National Corvette Museum
    Website

    Baseball By Design
    Twitter / Instagram / Website

    Curved Brim Media Network
    Website / Twitter

    • 49 min
    Baseball Is Great: Mariners Pizza, MiLB Branding

    Baseball Is Great: Mariners Pizza, MiLB Branding

    In Baseball By Design's first ever Tampa Bay Rays-style opener, Sofie Dill joins to tell the story of how she order a pizza for Mariners player Jesse Winker. Then, we're joined by Tyler Maun and Josh Jackson, who cover Minor League Baseball in lots of ways, including writing for MiLB's website and on the Show Before the Show podcast. Most importantly for the purposes of this podcast, Tyler Maun writes in-depth stories about teams' logos, nicknames, and uniforms, and Josh Jackson hosts a podcast segment called "Ghosts of the Minors," which delves into some of the quirkiest team names in early days of the sport. 

    Sofie Dill
    Twitter

    Tyler Maun
    MiLB.com author page / Twitter

    Josh Jackson
    MiLB.com author page / Twitter

    Baseball By Design
    Twitter / Instagram / Website

    Curved Brim Media Network
    Website / Twitter

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

GG2Ranger ,

Love this!

Even if you’re not a huge baseball fan, you’ll find the stories behind the logos interesting, witty and sometimes just straight up hilarious. I love feeling like an insider when I listen. My fave so far has been the Trash Panda episode.

Ballpark Hunter ,

Wonderful Show

I listen to Baseball by Design when I workout or have lawn work. It’s amazing how much interest I have for baseball logos and the story behind them. There are always great guests and topics, including Jamie Farr.

kpenley ,

Great show

This is the baseball podcast I’ve been waiting for. Great show !!

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