The New York Mets need your help. They could use a hand naming their Double-A team for 2017. The Binghamton Mets, as their currently called, are getting a name change for next season, and the options are fantastic.
The franchise is allowing fans to vote on six potential names. They are as follows, along with the explanation for each.
A local inhabitant of the Susquehanna River, a Bullhead is a bullhead catfish. The bullhead displays a tough and resilient character such as the Binghamton community.
A symbol of the rich hunting culture of the area, the "Binghamton Gobblers" honors the outdoorsman lifestyle and turkeys who call Binghamton home.
Binghamton Rocking Horses
The "Binghamton Rocking Horses" celebrates the Triple Cities' rich history as the "Carousel Capital of the World."
Binghamton Rumble Ponies
A tribute to the Triple Cities' carousel heritage, the "Binghamton Rumble Ponies" is a herd of fierce horses that no carousel center pole can contain.
Binghamton Stud Muffins
While tipping a cap to the players on the field, the "Stud Muffins" celebrates the collection of carousel horses belonging to Binghamtonians.
Binghamton Timber Jockeys
Combining the fun of Minor League Baseball with the rich carousel history of the Triple Cities, the "Binghamton Timber Jockeys" pays homage to everyone that rides the carousels.
These names were chosen from over 1,500 fan suggestions, which makes us wonder what the other 1,4994 write-ins were. We have to say Stud Muffins and Rumble Ponies are the front runners, though maybe fans want something a bit more imposing on the field.
Voting runs through June 1 at the team's website, so there is plenty of time to vote for the Rumble Ponies as much as you physically can.