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by: Jnainani Active Indicator LED Icon 5 OP 
~ 11 mos ago   Jul 10, '21 5:40pm  
The Sugar Land Skeeters change their name to……
A recent rumor has been circling on Houston Astros' Twitter, where Htown Wheelhouse reported that the Sugar Land Skeeters are changing their team name to fit a space theme. This came over a week ago, but with more chatter going around on possible new team names, where do we stand on the discussion.
 
The Skeeters have been around since 2012, before they were bought by the Astros before the 2021 season. This new ownership has probably led to a name change pop into the mind of owner Jim Crane, who has embraced the space theme after the Astros' rebranding in 2013.
 
The Sugar Land Skeeters are possibly changing their name, but what makes the most sense?
 
Some organizations change their Triple-A affiliate to the same name as their major-league club. The Oklahoma City Dodgers, Iowa Cubs and Syracuse Mets are the first three that come to mind, but this seems lazy.
 
The fun in minor-league baseball comes with the atmospheres at outdoor stadiums, along with the unique names and uniforms of the teams playing. The Skeeters fit the city well, but if Crane wants a space theme, it would behoove him to look at more options than the 'Sugar Land Astros.'
 
A unique name that everyone loves will bring more traction to the farm team, especially if the branding is clean cut. Sugar Land is so close to Minute Maid Park compared to other affiliates, so the idea of the Sugar Land Astros might not open to more sales with everyone already wearing Houston gear.
 
There haven't been any names linked, but I feel like the Comets and Rockets are off the table. It would be neat to bring back the WNBA team name, but an original name could draw even more attention.
 
Here are a few of their options:
 
Moon Walkers
Apollos
Martians
Craters
Grays (aliens)
Space Jams
 
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zoomchum Active Indicator LED Icon 4
~ 11 mos ago   Jul 10, '21 11:21pm  
@Jnainani : I wonder if they will change the team's name. I hope they don't change the name.
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Stealth83 Active Indicator LED Icon 7
~ 11 mos ago   Jul 11, '21 6:56am  
New team, new name. The skeeters were unaffiliated players struggling with a dream. Its now part of a corporate structure.
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TomT Active Indicator LED Icon 4
~ 11 mos ago   Jul 11, '21 10:25am  
I vote for Extraterrestrials.
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Jnainani Active Indicator LED Icon 5 OP 
~ 11 mos ago   Jul 11, '21 12:08pm  
Love that team name.
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rabbithut Active Indicator LED Icon 6
~ 11 mos ago   Jul 12, '21 6:03am  
The Skeeters name was voted for by the people of Sugar Land. I think they should leave it alone. People love the team and wanted to be apart of its conception. It is sad that the new owners want to wipe out what the people of Sugar Land want.
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Deacon_Blu Active Indicator LED Icon 1
~ 11 mos ago   Jul 12, '21 9:15am  
A lot of people have purchased all the baseball items they sell with Skeeters .... do they get refunds now ?
The City of Sugar Land (or you the taxpayers )will get billed for all the new signs, etc that have to be replaced - Do you really think the owners of the team are going to pay for those changes ?
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Misha Active Indicator LED Icon 6
~ 11 mos ago   Jul 22, '21 6:50am  
@Jnainani : Interesting! I love their original name though.
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Jnainani Active Indicator LED Icon 5 OP 
~ 11 mos ago   Jul 22, '21 8:59am  
@Misha : I do too. I hope they don't change the team name.
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snv86 Active Indicator LED Icon 6
~ 11 mos ago   Jul 22, '21 9:26am  
I think they should have picked a better name when they first started out.
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zoomchum Active Indicator LED Icon 4
~ 11 mos ago   Jul 22, '21 11:54am  
I like the name Martians!
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Misha Active Indicator LED Icon 6
~ 11 mos ago   Jul 23, '21 3:40am  
@Jnainani : High five πŸ–
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Misha Active Indicator LED Icon 6
~ 11 mos ago   Jul 23, '21 3:53am  
@rabbithut : Hope that the name stays. Some things look better untouched.
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rabbithut Active Indicator LED Icon 6
~ 11 mos ago   Jul 23, '21 5:39am  
@Misha : agreed
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Misha Active Indicator LED Icon 6
~ 11 mos ago   Jul 23, '21 1:39pm  
@rabbithut : πŸ’š
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~ 9 mos ago   Sep 30, '21 10:50pm  
@Jnainani : Sugar Land Orbits
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