I bought a TinCaps cap last summer. One of the green ones, with the sneering little saucepan-on-his-dome apple guy on the front.
I bought it because I liked the sneering little saucepan-on-his-dome apple guy, almost as much as I like the googly-eyed pat-of-butter-for-a-tongue biscuit that's the official logo of the Montgomery (Ala.) Biscuits.
Apparently I'm not alone.
I say this upon the news that Ballpark Digest has named the TinCaps logo the co-Logo of the Year, sharing the honor with the logo of the Shreveport-Bossier (La.) Captains. If you're interested here's what the Captains' logo looks like.
In the accompanying story, Ballpark Digest reported that what got their attention about the TinCaps was that, on a trip to Yellowstone National Park in June, they saw three different tourists in three different places rockin' TinCaps gear.
This bears out what I tried to say back when the new name and logo were unveiled to almost universal disdain, at least here in Fort Wayne. Iin minor-league baseball, nothing succeeds like quirky. The more slightly-off-center, the more popluar your stuff will be.
Hence the success of the TinCaps sneering little apple guy. And the Biscuits' googly-eyed biscuit guy.
(Which, in case my wife is reading this, would make a really, really fine Christmas present. I'm just sayin').