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Sunday, March 27, 2011
Storm on The Horizon
On this Sunday edition of The Fitted Diaries, we feature the Lake Elsinore Storm of Minor League Baseball. The Storm play in the South Division of the California League in Class A advanced baseball. The club, which originated as the Santa Clara Padres way back in 1980, has been known as the Storm since 1994. The team plays their games at The Lake Elsinore Diamond, a near 8,000 seat stadium, which was also opened in '94. The team, which has been an affiliate of the San Diego Padres since 2001, has claimed two league titles; one in 1996 and one in 2001. The teams logo, which can been seen on the official New Era shown above, has been voted the best logo in baseball multiple times and for good reason. It is probably the most well know logo in all of Minor League Baseball, despite the clubs real lack of success in the past decade. Some of the organizations most notable alumni include Francisco Rodriguez (K-Rod), Khalil Greene, Oliver Perez, Xavier Nady, and John Lackey. The team also owns one of the most obscure records in California League history, with the largest deficit of victory with a 30-0 run win over The Lancaster Jethawks a few years ago. With an outburst like that, they should be called the Lake Elsinore Tsunamis...too soon? Sorry. The cap above features a red brim, red crown with the Storm eyes and brow centered with the red eyes of fury glaring into your soul! That may have been a little too much, but you get the picture. Great logo, decent team, fantastic fitted. NOW GO BUY ONE!