Change the GJ Rockies to the Grand Junction Humpback Chubs

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Jed Wilson
Jed Wilson signed this petition

Minor League Baseball is beloved for its unique team names and mascots that reflect their local communities. The Colorado Rockies have affiliates that include names such as the Albuquerque Isotopes, Lancaster JetHawks and Hartford Yard Goats. Unfortunately our local team has the same name as the parent organization, even though it represents a community featuring a unique setting and history. We believe that the team would much better represent the Grand Valley as the Grand Junction Humpback Chubs. The Humpback Chub is an endangered fish native to the Colorado River in the valley. In recent years, the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program has worked hard to reestablish the fish and its habitat in the Grand Valley. Therefore this local icon would be a great way for the local baseball team to represent the valley. With a unique and exciting name, logo, and mascot, the team could attract fans from across Colorado and the USA.