Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 16th, 2005
Minor League baseball team Vermont Expos have changed their name to the Vermont Lake Monsters. This was announced by several sources yesterday. The team had a contest last seasom to come up with a new name and received 30,000 entries. None of the articles mention how many entries came in for "lake monsters", but it was apparently pretty popular.
"We were amazed by the number of suggestions we had for a new name and how many interesting names there were," said Knudsen. "With Lake Monsters, we feel that we have selected a name that represents Vermont and certainly ties in with our team’s most recognizable figure, Champ."
Champ has been the team’s mascot since day one of the franchise and represents the "Loch Ness"-type monster that is said to live in Lake Champlain, which runs along most of the border between Vermont and New York.
Merchandise with the above logo can be purchased on the team’s website at: Vermont Lake Monsters
Just another example of how pervasive crytids are in pop culture.
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.