The Milwaukee Brewers have another ‘new’ Minor League affiliate for 2019. This one is going to be special.
The Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers is moving from Colorado Springs to San Antonio in 2019, but the team will still have an affiliate in Colorado. The Rocky Mountain Vibes are the Brewers’ new Rookie League affiliate, and they’ll play in Security Service Field in Colorado Springs. But we still have questions.
Is this the best name for a new team?
The Amarillo Sod Poodles were hot last week, but the Rocky Mountain Vibes are a little toastier right now.
What were the other names considered?
The team put out a poll a while back, and the names included were the Happy Campers, Lamb Chops, Punchy Pikas, Throttle Jockeys, and Rocky Mountain Oysters.
Do they have a mascot?
Do they ever! His name is Toasty. He’s a s’more. He’s awesome. That’s all we know at this point. The also have a really cool third logo that incorporates the Colorado state flag.
When will the Vibes play?
You can see future Milwaukee Brewers play in Colorado Springs for the Vibes next year after the 2019 amateur draft. The team will compete in the short-season Pioneer League, and play will start in June and run through November.
Which team are the Vibes replacing?
The Milwaukee Brewers are moving their Rookie League operations from Helena to Colorado Springs. Sadly, the Helena Brewers are no more. It doesn’t sound like a team will relocate to Helena any time soon, but never say never.
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Adding new affiliates is always exciting, especially when they’re adding a unique name and really fun logo. The Milwaukee Brewers pick 28th in the 2019 amateur draft, and getting an assignment to Colorado Springs is lot better than going to most Rookie League affiliates. It’s also going to be a little more interesting to check in the Brewers’ Rookie League team next year than it was in years past, especially with Toasty wandering the stands.