Have the Whirlybirdz Finally Released Their Logo?
Photo courtesy of the Ohio Valley League
For some of us, the wait is over. The Clarksville Whirlybirdz of the Ohio Valley League appeared to have released their logo. However, it is not on the league or team's website but on the Madisonville Miners, another OVL member's page. It was reported by Jason Moragas on his Twitter page.
The logo features a baseball-shaped bird head wearing a propeller beanie with the town’s name of Clarksville more prominent than the club's name. The colors are navy blue and silver, with a yellow for the bird’s beak.
The Whirlybirdz will play home games at Rossview High School beginning June 3. They will join the Bowling Green Pistons (formerly the Franklin Duelers) as new franchises. The Ohio Valley League is a summer-collegiate loop that is entering its 12th season of operations with 12 league members.
The Tennessee town hosted minor league baseball in the Class D KITTY League between 1946-1949 and 47 years later in 1996 in the independent Big South League.
I like what I see so far, but I hope there is more from the Whirlybirdz franchise. The Ohio Valley League has a collection of logos that ranges from amateur to professional level, and this one ranks close to the top. The propeller beanie might make an ideal promotional item for kids of all ages at home games, and I can almost envision the mascot walking around the ballpark. It's professional and reminds me a little of the Baltimore Orioles original logos. In that case, it's pretty solid.