Legends to unveil new logo, team colors and uniforms

October 18, 2012 

Legends starting pitcherMichael Foltynewiczas pitched in the top of the first inning the Lexington Legends played Greensboro at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, August, 21, 2012. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

CHARLES BERTRAM — Herald-Leader

The Lexington Legends announced Thursday that the minor league baseball team will unveil a new logo, colors and uniforms during a downtown event next week.

The changes are designed to line up with the franchise's recent announcement that it was changing affiliations from the Houston Astros to the Kansas City Royals starting in 2013.

"This truly is an off-season of change around the ballpark with our new affiliation," said Legends General Manager Seth Poteat. "We're thrilled with the new color scheme and logos and feel all of our fans are going to love the new look of their Legends."

On Thursday, Oct. 25, the Legends' mascot, Big L, will rappel from the 410-foot tall Lexington Financial Center wearing the team's new uniform.

Big L is scheduled to begin his descent at 4:45 p.m.

The Legends will have a display near the Fifth Third Pavilion at Cheapside Park during the "Thursday Night Live" event and will give out free T-shirts displaying the team's new look.

A limited number of new Legends on-field caps will be available for purchase online after the unveiling at lexingtonlegends.com and at the Legends Locker merchandise store at Whitaker Bank Ballpark beginning Friday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m.

The rappelling event, called "Brave the Blue" in reference to the blue building, is a fundraiser for the Bluegrass Council, Boy Scouts of America.

The Legends' home opener is set for April 8, 2013, against the Asheville Tourists.

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