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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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    • 4.9 • 55 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

    Lake Erie Crushers

    Lake Erie Crushers

    The Frontier League's Lake Erie Crushers pay tribute to the wine industry in northern Ohio with their nickname and logo. This episode features the smalltown story of the team, its brand, and a local ice cream helmet collector. Guests include:
    Guests include:
    Jacqueline Kramig, Sacramento River Cats
    Meg Kramig, Kramig Creative
    Jason Jennings, Twitter @jj9892454
    Dan Simon, Studio Simon: www.studiosimon.net, Insta @studio_simon
    Find the Baseball By Design podcast online:
    Twitter @Count2Baseball
    Instagram @baseballbydesign
    linktr.ee/BaseballByDesign
    Baseball By Design is a member of the Curved Brim Media Network.

    • 48 min
    Sacramento River Cats

    Sacramento River Cats

    The Triple-A Sacramento River Cats have been a mainstay in the Minor League Baseball landscape for almost a quarter century. On this episode we delve into the brand, their relationship with their parent club in San Francisco, and some of their alternate brands.
    Guests include:
    Jake Ward, Justin Wiltron, Greg Coletti, Sacramento River Cats
    Ranger Amy Burnett, Insta @therealrangeramy, Twitter @rangeramy
    Dan Simon, Studio Simon: www.studiosimon.net, Insta @studio_simon
    Find the Baseball By Design podcast online:
    Twitter @Count2Baseball
    Instagram @baseballbydesign
    linktr.ee/BaseballByDesign
    Baseball By Design is a member of the Curved Brim Media Network.
     

    • 46 min
    Winston–Salem Dash

    Winston–Salem Dash

    The Winston-Salem Dash are named for the piece of punctuation between the names of the two towns that joined to form one—but is it the right piece of punctuation? On this episode we dive deep into the Dash's punctuation-based name and a few of their alternates, and Grammar Girl herself is back on the podcast! Guests include:
    Amanda Weaver, Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications, milb.com/winston-salem
    Travis Knisely, Graphic Designer, milb.com/winston-salem
    Mignon Fogarty, Grammar Girl, www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl
    Dan Simon, Studio Simon: www.studiosimon.net, Insta @studio_simon
    Find the Baseball By Design podcast online:
    Twitter @Count2Baseball
    Instagram @baseballbydesign
    linktr.ee/BaseballByDesign
    Baseball By Design is a member of the Curved Brim Media Network.

    • 57 min
    Cedar Rapids Kernels

    Cedar Rapids Kernels

    The High-A Cedar Rapids Kernels fully embrace the corniness of their home state. Their logo has been around for more than a decade and a half, but it often goes underappreciated. Guests this week include:
    Scott Wilson, General Manager, Cedar Rapids Kernels
    Dan Simon, Studio Simon: www.studiosimon.net, Insta @studio_simon
    Heather Hucka, Cerro Gordo County Conservation, Lime Creek Nature Center
    Find the Baseball By Design podcast online:
    Twitter @Count2Baseball
    Instagram @baseballbydesign
    linktr.ee/BaseballByDesign
    Baseball By Design is a member of the Curved Brim Media Network.

    • 57 min
    Fort Collins Foxes

    Fort Collins Foxes

    The collegiate summer level Fort Collins Foxes have new owners and a new brand for the first time since their inception in 2006. Guests include:
    guests:
    Preston Munsch & Rochelle Reynolds, Fort Collins Foxes, fortcollinsfoxes.com
    Ranger Amy Burnett, Insta @therealrangeramy, Twitter @rangeramy
    Dan Simon, Studio Simon: www.studiosimon.net, Insta @studio_simon
    Find the Baseball By Design podcast online:
    Twitter @Count2Baseball
    Instagram @baseballbydesign
    linktr.ee/BaseballByDesign
    Baseball By Design is a member of the Curved Brim Media Network.

    • 44 min
    Danville Dairy Daddies

    Danville Dairy Daddies

    The Danville Dairy Daddies took the social media world by storm with the unveiling of their hunky bull of a logo. This episode features perspective from the team and the designer recorded before that unveiling took place. Guests
    include:
    Austin Scher, General Manager, Danville Dairy Daddies
    Dan Simon, Studio Simon: www.studiosimon.net, Insta @studio_simon
    Amber Graves, Lime Creek Nature Center
    Find the Baseball By Design podcast online:
    Twitter @Count2Baseball
    Instagram @baseballbydesign
    linktr.ee/BaseballByDesign
    Baseball By Design is a member of the Curved Brim Media Network.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

sandrapoetry ,

Sticker Thank You!

This podcast scratches me where I itch!

IamNikipedia ,

Love the Podcast!

I love hearing about the stories behind baseball’s best logos and designers. My passion for logos culminated in the creation of my website, GlobalLeagueShop.com. Paul, perhaps my shop can support your podcast and the broader Curved Brim Media network. Please let me know! I’d love to talk with you.
-Nick

Neeechawl ,

Good Podcast

Who would’ve known that a podcast about the history of minor league teams logos would be so interesting? Give it a listen, you won’t regret it !!

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