Hey turd buckets.
So as I’ve mentioned on here, I want to use Out of the Park to simulate a Canadian version of MLB alongside next year’s actual baseball season. This means that I’m going to basically replace all 30 actual teams with 30 fake Canadian teams (and just have the current players randomly (maybe) assigned to the fake teams).
One of the most exciting parts of this to me is coming up with the names of the teams themselves. I also want to do logos and stuff because I’m weird, but names first.
So there are 30 teams in real MLB, 29 of which are in the US. So I’m probably just going to flip that: have 29 teams in Canada and then one team be from Alaska or something.
So here’s my current list of Canadian team cities/provinces (and the Alaska one):
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Northwest Territories (Yellowknife)
- Nova Scotia
- Nunavut (Iqaluit)
- Prince Edward Island
- Quebec City
- Saint John
- Thunder Bay
- Yukon (Whitehorse)
I figure each province/territory can have its own team in addition to one or more cities in the province/territory having a team—except for maybe the territory’s teams might just be in their capitals, so I could change those (hence the parentheses).
Now for names! My problem is that I really like alliterative names, which actually aren’t a thing in baseball much. So I’ll try to avoid that.
Right now all I have are the Thunder Bay Lightning and the Victoria Royals. Part of me wants to also avoid duplicating any current baseball names (which would mean that Victoria Royals would have to get scratched), but I also like the name “Victoria Royals,” so…
Edit: what the hell do I do with the Blue Jays?