Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 16th, 2005
Minor League baseball team Vermont Expos have changed their name to the Vermont Lake Monsters. This was announced by several sources yesterday. The team had a contest last seasom to come up with a new name and received 30,000 entries. None of the articles mention how many entries came in for "lake monsters", but it was apparently pretty popular.
"We were amazed by the number of suggestions we had for a new name and how many interesting names there were," said Knudsen. "With Lake Monsters, we feel that we have selected a name that represents Vermont and certainly ties in with our team’s most recognizable figure, Champ."
Champ has been the team’s mascot since day one of the franchise and represents the "Loch Ness"-type monster that is said to live in Lake Champlain, which runs along most of the border between Vermont and New York.
Merchandise with the above logo can be purchased on the team’s website at: Vermont Lake Monsters
Just another example of how pervasive crytids are in pop culture.