The Gwinnett Braves never will play another game. Sure, the Braves Triple-A affiliate will play at Gwinnett’s Coolray Field next year, but it just won’t be the G-Braves.

Sometime in the next few months, the team is to announce the results of a name-change process that had fans suggest names then vote on six finalists selected by the team. The names chosen as potential monikers for the team drew derision across social media when announced earlier this year.

People roundly mocked the suggested names of Buttons, Big Mouths, Gobblers, Hush Puppies, Lamb Chops and Sweet Teas. Maybe the G-Braves staffer who picked the finalist had just gone fishing, caught some bass and was ready for a nice fish fry. Yet, unless this entire exercise is a huge April Fool’s Day joke, one of those will be the team’s name when it next takes the field. 

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