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Red Sox taking suggestions for renaming the PawSox

McCoyStadium in Pawtucket, R.I., is the current home of the PawSox, but that will change.File/john tlumacki/globe staff

With the Red Sox’ Triple A affiliate set to move from Pawtucket, R.I., to Worcester in April 2021, the organization is looking for a new team name. Through Nov. 26, fans can submit their suggestions for the Red Sox to consider for a new nickname.

The team has been known as the Pawtucket Red Sox, but now fans can submit their ideas and reasoning at PolarPark.com or in writing at numerous ballot boxes throughout the city of Worcester. Polar Park will be the team’s new home in that city.

“We’re eager to hear from fans around Central Massachusetts and all of New England as we determine the ideal name for the Triple A affiliate of the world champion Boston Red Sox in Worcester,” said PawSox executive vice president and general manager Dan Rea III in a news release.


An initial suggestion to continue on with the Sox brand and call the team the WooSox has been met with strong opinions on both sides.

“To Woo or not to Woo, that is the question,” said PawSox president Charles Steinberg in the same news release. “We have heard from those who would like to call the team the WooSox, and we have heard impassioned pleas from others to not call them the WooSox. So we ask, ‘What’s in a name?’

“We hope the flavorful conversation and creative juices flow right through the last drop of gravy at Thanksgiving dinner.”

The team is open to any suggestions but prefers ones with a tie to the community. The organization expects to produce content on its social media platforms explaining some of the nominations and their connection to Worcester over the next month. You can follow along on Twitter at @PawSox.