A Miami Marlins Double-A affiliate has switched to a similarly marine moniker.
The Jacksonville Suns are now the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, reported the Florida Times-Union. The team has been an affiliate of the Marlins since 2009.
Owner Ken Babby told the Times-Union the name change is a “high-energy, impactful, bold move,” that reflect creativity and the community.
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The social media reaction has been split between fans cheering their quirky new mascot or scrambling to check the calendar to make sure its not April Fools Day.