The Gwinnett Braves and their mascot "Chopper" first graced the diamond of CoolRay Field in 2009, but times change and so do names.
Next Friday (Dec. 8) at 11 a.m. the Gwinnett Baseball Club will unveil the new uniforms, logo and name for the team starting with the 2018 season.
Six names made the cut to be finalists and the ball team says, each name represents part of the North Georgia culture.
-- Gwinnett Buttons -- The Buttons honor Gwinnett County’s namesake, Button Gwinnett, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
-- Gwinnett Gobblers -- The Gobblers celebrates the outdoors, hunting and eating all the foods we love.
-- Gwinnett Big Mouths -- Named after the state fish of Georgia, the largemouth bass, it is a tribute to bass fishing on Lake Lanier.
-- Gwinnett Hush Puppies -- “Our stealthy hunting dog is sneaking through the weeds, about to rustle up some ducks. But don’t think we’re all that serious. You can expect a “corny” fan experience at the “Puppies” game!”
-- Gwinnett Lambchops -- A chop off the old block, the Lambchops marries the region’s love of home cooking with the Tomahawk Chop of the Atlanta Braves.
-- Gwinnett Sweet Teas -- The Sweet Teas celebrate the laid-back lifestyle of Gwinnett County while displaying a real sweet look.
The ball club will kick of the 2018 season April 6th, with the home opener on Friday April 12.