February 12, 2010

Bristol Nine are already history, but club lives on

The Bristol Nine collegiate baseball team barely got off the ground before its name and logo had to be pulled because it apparently violated the copyright and trademark of some other teams or teams.
Now it's just the Bristol Collegiate Baseball Club for now, though a new name is in the works. Anyone have any ideas? The team has a new Facebook page here.
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24 comments:

Tim Gamache said...

"Continentals?" "Minutemen?"

Anonymous said...

Bristol Bozo's

Keith G. Golnik said...

The Bearings. Spring Towners. Dismal Downtowners. The Coasters.

Anonymous said...

Interesting fact: only one (1) player on the 2010 roster lists Bristol as his hometown.

http://www.necbl.com/rosters/bristolroster.htm

classless idiot said...

1:51 - sorry bozo, the team has more class than to be related to your dumb ass - bozo.

richb said...

how about "The Bristol Stomp?"

Anonymous said...

How about the "Bristol Mall at Bristol Centre's "...

I smell a winner!

Anonymous said...

6:38

Building on your suggestion, how about Bristol Stompers?

Anonymous said...

Dear Classless Idiot,

Sorry if you and your team mates were offended.

Maybe this team would consider naming themselves after your appropriate moniker. All that would be needed is for them to add an "S".

The Bristol Classless Idiots. Kinda catchy.

Anonymous said...

This Town has something that`s good for the people in this town and you get classless people that don`t have a clue, How about showing some class and support this team. who cares about the name just playball. that`s what i want.

Anonymous said...

Bristol Journeymen, right ?

Anonymous said...

Check the Newport Gulls and see how many of their players are from Newport. Stupid comment!

Anonymous said...

Something positive for Bristol and the whiners just can't leave it alone. No class....

Anonymous said...

@ February 14, 2010 11:00 PM & February 15, 2010 9:09 AM

Some might say the entire sport of baseball is stupid and classless. Imagine that? Oh, my! And can you actually believe some AMERICAN CITIZEN'S don't like apple pie! LOL!!! You girls crack me up!

Anonymous said...

The Bristol Nine name didn't violate another team's trademark. Rather, it was the logo that the Bristol Nine attempted to pass-off as their own which violated the trademark of a minor-professional baseball team. A cursory examination of trademarks registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office would have indicated this to be the case. I'm at a loss to understand how - or, why - Bristol Nine ownership/management could have happened upon the logo they originally unveiled as their own without understanding that it belonged to someone else? Even if we're to believe that they were under the impression that said logo was in the public domain, common sense dictates that they should have confirmed that to be the case before unveiling it as the logo for their team. At the very least, Bristol Nine ownership/management failed to engage in proper due diligence. Worst case scenario?They knowingly attempted to foist a misappropriated logo on the public as their own. Either way, this is an inauspicious way to go about introducing one's self to the marketplace. They need to get their act together.

Anonymous said...

"This town has something that's good for the people in this town and you get classless people that don't have a clue..."

Does a business failing to confirm that the logo it has - ahem - "acquired" actually belongs to someone else strike you as being "good"? It strikes me as being, at best, clueless and, at worst, dishonest.

"How about showing some class and support this team?"

How about the team's ownership/management "showing some class" and not swiping someone else's trademarked logo? How about the team ownership/management "showing some class" and coming clean about why it was that they tried to pass the Mudville Nine logo off as their own?

Anonymous said...

In honor of the first electric-powered rollercoaster at Lake Compounce, I suggest...

Bristol Green Dragons
Bristol Dragons

Anonymous said...

1:37, Would you like some cheese with that whine? Someone made a mistake. It's been corrected. Hardly classless or dishonest. Another name will be chosen...get over it.

Anonymous said...

How about the Bristol...
"World Owes Me A Living Union Bums"

or

"The Bristol Commies"

Anonymous said...

Bell City Buffoons

boob said...

12:27 - the closest you will get to the team is tripping over the curbing outside muzzy field, you cheap fool.

slime and all said...

12:27 - It would be more like "slither over the curb at Muzzy Field" because SNAKES can't trip.

Anonymous said...

12:27, Why would we want to name them after you?

Anonymous said...

"Another name will be chosen... get over it."

That's just it: another name doesn't have to be chosen. Bristol Nine is a TERRIFIC name. What's more, no other entity has the name Bristol Nine trademarked, so the Bristol Collegiate Baseball Club can't be prevented from using it.

What does have to be done is that the Bristol Nine name must be accompanied by an ORIGINAL logo, as opposed to a COPY of the trademarked Mudville Nine logo.