New Team to Be Called the 'Primaries'

In the state with the earliest state presidential primary, what better name for a baseball than the Primaries (search).

That will be the name of the new team that begins play in Manchester on April 15.

General Manager Shawn Smith made the announcement Thursday. The name came from a fan suggestion.

The team will play in the Double-A Eastern League (search), and is an affiliate of the major league Toronto Blue Jays (search).