The Beloit Snappers minor-league baseball team finally unveils its new nickname
A long-gestating rebrand is finally complete for the Beloit Snappers, who announced Monday that their new mascot would be the "Sky Carp."
Before you ask, a sky carp is a slang term for a goose that doesn't migrate for the winter.
The franchise will begin the 2022 season with the new look, completing a transformation that also included a switch in affiliation to the Miami Marlins organization that began in 2021.
The Snappers also moved from their home since 1982, Pohlman Field, to ABC Supply Stadium in downtown Beloit.
Sky Carp was selected from among a group of five finalists, a list that also included Moo, Polka Pike, Supper Clubbers and Cheeseballs. In a fan vote, Sky Carp edged out Supper Clubbers by less than 50 votes.
From the initial list of finalists, Sky Carp was defined as such: "A slang term for a goose that would rather stay home in Beloit in the winter than migrate south, the Sky Carp name whimsically represents the future of our city, a flourishing, innovative town so strong that no one wants to leave. With the new stadium’s riverside views, flyovers from flocks of sky carp will be common at games for years to come."
Located roughly 75 miles southwest of Milwaukee, the Snappers and Milwaukee Brewers had a long relationship from 1982-2004. Since, the Class A franchise has worked with the Twins (2005-12) and Athletics (2013-20).