HIGH POINT, N.C. -- After more than 2,500 name submissions...there are now 9 finalists for the baseball team that will play at BB&T Park in High Point.

A committee made sure the finalists were not trademarked. They boiled down the finalists by considering how they could merchandise and market the club.

The top 9 names are:

  • High Point Chairmen
    • Chair-Men, get it?
  • High Point Dragon Claws
    • A nod to the Ball and Claw furniture foot
  • High Point Hush Puppies
    • Everybody loves Hush Puppies!
  • High Point Iron Dragons
    • A nod to the railroad history and, well, a dragon
  • High Point Iron Eagles
    • A nod to the railroad and an iconic bird
  • High Point Pioneers
    • This town pioneered so many industries!
  • High Point Rockers
    • It's a chair, and it ROCKS!
  • High Point Splinters
    • The furniture manufacturing industry left many of these.
  • High Point Tri-Stars
    • Capturing the energy of the Triad region

You can vote online to help whittle down the name options. The final 3 will be announced June 21st. The winning name and logo will be unveiled next month.

The bottom 9 names were also revealed...and although they won't help name the team, they'll at least make you laugh!

  • High Point Furniture McFurniture Faces
  • High Point Sizzlin' Seabass
  • High Point Squarepants
  • High Point Murphy Beds
  • High Point Screaming Herons
  • High Point Glue Guns
  • High Point Hashtags
  • High Point High Heels
  • High Point Couch Potatoes

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