Since I posted earlier about the new name for the Winston-Salem Class-A baseball team I've found out a little bit more. First of all here's the team's website. There you'll find the new logo, which I think is fine but over at the Journal they have lots of reader comments (126 as I write this) on their article about the announcement and one of the commenters thinks it looks like an elongated p—s. I'll let you fill in the Dashes. You gotta love the high level of discourse we're getting on the local sites, eh?
BTW, the team is having a name the mascot contest. I could have sworn it was "Dash" but I guess it's going to be "—- Dash" kind of like it was "Wally the Warthog." I am officially announcing here that my nomination is "Balder". You'll get it eventually.
Update: My oldest just got home from school (sophomore in HS) and without any prompting he said the logo looks like a "weener" and that kids at school draw a remarkably similar image on desks all the time. It's not lost on me that I'm wallowing in the gutter here, but honestly these folks can't be the only ones who correlate the logo with an anatomical part. I'm thinking the team may want to make some subtle adjustments to the logo so that they don't continue getting this kind of feedback.
Update #2: The Journal's managing editor noticed the comment too, and talks about an internal debate they had about the choice of leaving the comment up. He points out that they probably would have taken it down if the writer had used any number of synonyms for p—s, but since he used the correct anatomical term they let the comment be. I think they made the right choice. FYI, I'm using dashes in my spelling to be both coy about the team's name and because I really don't feel like turning up high in searches that feature that particular anatomical name.