The Springfield Sliders will become the fifth team in the Central Illinois Collegiate League when they open the 2008 season at Robin Roberts Stadium. They have already jumped to the top of the league standings and probably to the top of all collegiate wood bat leagues with this outstanding logo. Heck, it’s better than a lot of Minor League Baseball teams, maybe even better than a few Major League teams – I’m looking at you Tampa Bay Rays!
And it instantly gives them credibility. I know nothing at all about their ownership group, but if I were approached by their sales people trying to sell me season tickets or advertising, this logo would go a long way in establishing that these guys mean business. With a logo like that, I wouldn’t consider this a fly-by-night, rinky-dink organization upon first glance.
Now they actually have to back it up, a logo can’t do it alone. But it definitely goes a long way.
Plus, I have a soft spot for turtles, so this is right up my alley.
P.S….Can I just say how much I love the CICL. I wish I could make it out to Illinois just for some ballgames in this league. You’ve got three uber-historic stadiums living on in Danville, Quincy and Springfield, and one of the best recreations of a historic stadium in the country in Dubois County.