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Moon Possums? Voting begins on baseball team name

MADISON, Ala. (AP) — The Moon Possums, Comet Jockeys and Space Chimps are among the five possible names for the minor league baseball team moving to Madison.

Team owner Ballcorps, LLC on Friday announced the proposed name. Thunder Sharks and Trash Pandas round out the final five names. Most of the proposed names gave a nod to the region’s deep connections to the national space exploration program.

The five names were selected from 10 possibilities during a period of online voting. All possible team names were nominated by north Alabama residents.

A new round of voting for a team name began Friday at and will last through Sept. 3.
The final team name will be announced on Sept. 5.

BallCorps purchased the Mobile BayBears last year and is relocating the team to Madison.

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