FLORENCE, Ky. (KT) – Florence’s independent professional baseball team has a new name: Just call them the Florence Y’alls.
The new team name was announced at a Tuesday meeting at the Florence City Government building. The Florence City Council gave its full approval.
“Y’all isn’t just a water tower: y’all is a culture, and Florence is its capital,” the team announced on its website Tuesday night.
“In the capital of y’all culture play the Florence Y’alls: the baseball team that’s pure Kentucky,” the statement said. “As the first (going south) and last (going north) professional sports team in the South, it’s our obligation to deliver nostalgic charm with competitive baseball, topped with a Kentucky Twist.
“This is Y’alls Team. GO Y’ALLS!”
The new announcement came with new team colors of red, white and sky-blue along with a new team tagline: “Y’all or nothing.”
The team is part of the Frontier League, an independent minor league not affiliated with Major League baseball. Players are mostly just out of college or spent some time in the lower levels of minor-league baseball. Several players from the Florence Freedom, the club’s previous name, have been signed by MLB organizations in the 2019 season.