What’s the reaction on social media to the new baseball team name Macon Bacon?
For some, Macon-Bacon is a home run. But for others, well, the team name struck out.
The team name was announced Wednesday at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.
Macon Bacon was among five finalists that were selected in August from among nearly 1,500 submissions for the Coastal Plain League franchise.
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The other finalists were Macon Soul, Macon Hits, Macon Heat and Macon Noise. The public was given the opportunity to weigh in on the finalists.
“It was a combination of it was fun, it was different, it was unique,” Steve DeLay said of the Bacon nickname Wednesday. “It fit along with the city, and quite frankly, with so many suggestions for the name and also so many people liking it when we posted the five finalists, we said — if we can nail down a logo, and we think we have — ‘That’s the one we’ve gotta go with.’ ”