Vote on Portland’s New Baseball Mascot


Portland’s new baseball team won’t take the field until 2016. But the contest to name them ends April 10th and we have a list of just six to vote on.

Yes, in the same day we’re told we get to pick the name of Portland’s new team, we’re also told we have to select from six of the most oddball names available. If it weren’t for the forced alliteration, we’d almost think they just threw a completely random list of mascots into a hat and chose the first six options.

All that being said, we’ve decided on a clear-cut winner and urge you to join us on #TeamPickles.

You read that right: Pickle.

The Portland Pickles.

You didn’t expect the Beavers, did you? This isn’t a legitimate minor league team like the one we lost in 2010, so it shouldn’t be treated as such. After all, just look at the names we were given as options:

  • Pickles
  • Red Dogs
  • Pliers
  • Mud Hounds
  • Pixels
  • Possse

Voting is live on Portland’s Baseball Team’s website now. Ironically, they state below the competition, “If more than one person selects the eventual team nickname, a random drawing will be held to select the winner.” Do they not expect more than six people to vote?

Jake Donahue
Jake Donahue is more of a Ron Burgundy than he is a Ben Simmons. He does have a background in journalism, sports writing and marketing, though. And he owns the Donahue Media Group, a local web design and project management company, as well as a real estate marketing firm, Portland Picture. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, he grew up a Mariner fan before launching his own Little League coaching career.