The ecosystem of Minor League Baseball is remarkably adaptable, capable of supporting everything from LumberKings to RiverDogs to Biscuits to Isotopes.
In 2012, Blue Wahoos enter the mix.
These colorful aquatic creatures will be competing in Pensacola — the Florida Panhandle’s western-most metropolis — as Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. The franchise is just the second Floridian entrant into the venerable Southern League (after the Jacksonville Suns) and will take the field at brand-new Maritime Park.
The announcement that Pensacola would be getting a Minor League team was made last December, after local businessman Quint Studer bought the Zebulon, N.C.-based Carolina Mudcats. Since then, a small (but growing) front-office staff has been taking on the formidable task of creating a professional baseball entity from scratch.