by: Kristen Dressel Updated:
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp was unveiled Wednesday by officials.
The Jacksonville Suns baseball team is now the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.
The team's owner, Ken Babby, said, "We're not turning our back on the incredible history."
The team, which is the AA affiliate of the Miami Marlins, was purchased in 2015 by Babby in 2015 from longtime owner Peter Bragan Jr.
Babby said they spent time researching the name privately, so didn't think public input was needed in essence.
The colors, red and navy, will be the colors for the "tenacious" and "resilient" Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.
Southpaw will still be with the team, according to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp tweet.
Don't mess with these Shrimp! 🍤 pic.twitter.com/QB2c7ksvp0— JAXSPORTS Council (@JAXSPORTS_) November 2, 2016
Ken Babby says "We're not turning our back on the incredible history."— Drew Copley (@DrewASJax) November 2, 2016
I talked briefly w/Peter Bragan, the former owner of Suns. He anticipated a change and had heard it was a nautical theme. Doesn't love it.— Brent Martineau (@BrentASJax) November 2, 2016
Babby says they spent time researching name privately so didn't think public input was needed in essence. #ASJax— Brent Martineau (@BrentASJax) November 2, 2016
Don't worry, Southpaw is still with us pic.twitter.com/FCipW9TcUD— Jax Jumbo Shrimp (@JaxShrimp) November 2, 2016
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