2020 was a lost year for many, including the Evansville Otters, as Coronavirus wiped out all of minor league baseball. However the team used the time wisely making several upgrades to the franchise, including giving the team a face lift.
This afternoon on the front lawn of the Old National Bank building, the team unveiled it's new logo, which includes a more kid-friendly otter, as well as a different color scheme, that now features a lighter blue which pays homage to Evansville being the River City.
There's also a new script "E", which will be worn on the Otters' home and away hats, as well as a new script which will be worn across the chest of the jersey.
"We're really excited about it," said Otters team owner. "We love the color scheme. We tried to keep it fresh. We've got to keep it fan friendly. Related to baseball. We're proud of where we came from, where we're going. We're proud of our fans. So I think it's a really good fit."
"We had a great design team," said Otters team and Frontier League president John Stanley. "And it was great that they were able to spend a lot of time on it. Went through a lot of different looks on it. But we always liked the color. We wanted to keep the tradition. So to me it's just a fresh look."
The team was supposed to reveal a new logo last season, before the shutdown. However that gave them extra time to make these new changes.
The Otters will be debuting their new uniforms during the exhibition season in mid-May. And this is only the beginning of the changes as Bosse Field has been completely remodeled, as well, with a new video scoreboard and LED lights. The Otters open the regular season on May 27th.