'Rock Pigeons,' 'Pizza Rats' Among Finalists for Staten Island Yankees' New Team Name - NBC New York

'Rock Pigeons,' 'Pizza Rats' Among Finalists for Staten Island Yankees' New Team Name

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    'Rock Pigeons,' 'Pizza Rats' Among Finalists for Staten Island Yankees' New Team Name

    The Staten Island Yankees are letting you pick the team's next name. 

    The Yankees affiliate launched an online poll for fans to pick between five finalists in its "Name the Team" contest announced earlier this year. More than 2,000 fans submitted entries.

    Fans can pick between the Bridge Trolls, Heroes, Killer Bees, Pizza Rats and Rock Pigeons for the team's name for the 2017 season. 

    The team -- a single-A affiliate for the New York Yankees -- announced earlier this year that it was planning to rebrand to increase its popularity for seasons going forward.

    The new name should put the team on par with some of minor league baseball's most colorful team names. Several other minor league teams have let fans pick team names, including the Montgomery, Alabama, Biscuits and the Hartford, Connecticut, Yard Goats. 

    To vote for your favorite name, click here

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