On Tuesday, October 29, 2013, the Akron Aeros announced they would now be known as the Akron RubberDucks (no space between “rubber” and “ducks”). The name change ends the team’s history of 17 seasons as the Aeros.
The Double-A affiliate of the MLB Cleveland Indians adopted the new identity to be closer to the city’s iconic rubber history. The new team image features a duck logo with tire-tread marks and a similar font.
"Coming into Akron my goal was to listen more than talk, so this wasn't something that we rushed into," said owner Ken Babby, "We wanted to do something that was fun and entertaining while honoring the heritage of this great community."
The change will also bring about new uniforms, which will feature colors such as “blue flame, fire orange, racing yellow, and tire black.”
There is no word yet whether the team will adopt the famous song “Rubber Duckie, You’re the One” to play on the speakers before the game to get the team and fans riled up.
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