BINGHAMTON, N.Y., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Behold: The Rumble Ponies.
On Thursday, the Binghamton Mets officially renamed its franchise the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. The New York Mets Double-A affiliate took a poll in May for its fans to vote on a new team name. Voting for the new name went through June. Fans decided between: The Bullheads, Gobblers, Rocking Horses, Rumble Ponies, Timber Jockeys, and the Stud Muffins.
"The "Carousel Capital of the World" is now officially home to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, the freshly-minted Double-A affiliate of the New York Mets. The new team identity was revealed on Thursday at NYSEG Stadium in a ceremony attended by 700 students, teachers and administrators from local Benjamin Franklin Elementary School," the team's website said.
The Rumble Ponies' logo features an armored white horse with a flaming mane jumping with a carousel stile 'Rumble Ponies' script. The official colors are carousel silver, fire red, and Binghamton blue. The team opens the 2017 season on the road on April 6, but has its home opener on April 13 at NYSEG Stadium.