August 11th, 2023 – 12:55 PM
WRGA Staff Reports –
The Rome Braves released the following statement on Friday from their social media accounts:
“For over twenty years, Rome Professional Baseball has proudly donned the Braves’ iconic tomahawk across its chest. From Jeff Francoeur in 2003, Ronald Acuña Jr in 2016, to Michael Harris II in 2021, there have been countless Atlanta Braves stars to come through Rome. Every single one of them donned Rome’s classic column logo.
After twenty proud years as the Rome Braves, the time has come to usher in a new era of Minor League Baseball in Rome, Georgia. In 2024, the Rome Professional Baseball Club will take the field under a new name. Our mission is to give the Rome community a brand as unique and special as the area itself is.
For Braves fans, our long-standing affiliation with the Atlanta Braves will continue for years to come, however, we want to create an identity that fans across the region can proudly claim and call their own.
With our deep ties to the Rome community, it is imperative to let their voice be heard. That is why beginning Friday, August 11th, fans can submit their ideas for new names for the Rome Professional Baseball Club.
Submissions will be open from August 11th to August 18th.”
To submit a new team idea for the Rome Braves, visit the linked website here: https://www.milb.com/rome/forms/name-the-team?fbclid=IwAR0PS4uFA8pjJWkghNsYXSNCCrIaGXVQ5qofpdCvIELFrm4ON8TQkPkKdhA