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The Connecticut Tigers are now the Norwich Sea Unicorns

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The Tigers Class A affiliate is the newest team with a new name

Engraving depicting a Narwhal, a medium-sized toothed whale that possesses a large “tusk” from a protruding canine tooth Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Back in early October we brought you the news that the Connecticut Tigers — the Class A short season affiliate of the Tigers — were on the hunt for a new team name and had opened it up to voting.

Yes, the Norwich Narwhals had a great alliteration, but in our heart of hearts I think we all knew there was only one clear winner in the list, and it was not the Mill Mules or Golden Roses.

After all the votes had been tallied, a winner was selected, and that winner was: the Norwich Sea Unicorns.

Now, undoubtedly the Connecticut Tigers will soon be converting their social media names, and just as likely the merch will roll out soon as well. What’s great about the logos above is how many of the other suggested names are represented. The Sea Unicorn is obviously a nickname for the narwhal, but we also see the narwhal here represented as a grouchy sea captain, a nod to the other suggestion of Salty Dogs — as in merchant sailors.

It appears there will also be an alternative logo representing the rose — the Golden Roses was shortlisted as a top pick.

Anyway, at the end of the day this is just a tremendous new name for one of the Tigers affiliate teams, and we can’t wait to see what the caps and jerseys look like.

Update: THE STORE IS LIVE.

Courtesy of Norwich Sea Unicorns