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It's Official. Worcester's Future Minor League Team Will Play Ball As The 'WooSox'

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You can now officially call Worcester's future minor league team the "WooSox."

The Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox is getting a new name to reflect the team's move from Rhode Island to Massachusetts.

Team officials on Monday unveiled the name, rejecting more than 200 other suggestions, including the Wicked Worms, Canaligators and Chowdaheads.

The team, currently known as the Pawtucket Red Sox, or PawSox, will play one more season in Rhode Island before moving to a new $100 million, 10,000-seat ballpark in Worcester starting in the 2021 season.

The team has been informally referred to as the WooSox all along.

A new logo was also unveiled, featuring the ubiquitous yellow smiley face — invented in 1963 by Worcester native Harvey Ball — wearing red socks and taking a swing reminiscent of Boston Red Sox icons Ted Williams and David Ortiz.

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