Bowling Green Pro Baseball officially unveiled the new identity of the Rays' new Class-A affiliate Monday night at Circus Square Park in downtown Bowling Green. They will be known as the Bowling Green Hot Rods.
"This is an historic day for Bowling Green professional baseball, as we come together to celebrate the beginning of the Bowling Green Hot Rods," said Hot Rods General Manager/CEO Brad Taylor. "We are very excited to develop the Hot Rods brand, which connects the spirit and heritage of this region's automotive industry with a creative name and logo associated with the fun of minor league baseball.
Tailpipe Silver, Racing Yellow, Fire Red and Tire Black make up the club's official colors. A Hot Rod burning rubber is the centerpiece of the identity, surrounded by a chevron in the club's Primary Mark. Silver tailpipes are bent into the letters "BG" to make up the cap designation.
Bowling Green will be in the Southern Division of the South Atlantic League in 2009 before moving to the Midwest League in 2010. Lexington will move to the Southern Division and Kannapolis will move to the Northern Division to open up a spot for Lexington. Here is the new team web site.