Baysox Director of Marketing Brandan Kaiser helped judge the entries. "We had a ton of great suggestions for the fish's name," Kaiser said. "We want to thank everyone that participated. Louie and the Baysox staff had the tough job of picking a name for the fish. The name Rocko exemplifies the fish's demeanor and the type of fish as a combination of the Rockfish and Oyster Toadfish."
The Name the Fish Contest was announced on Wednesday, April 13, and submissions were accepted from Opening Night Thursday, April 14, through Thursday, July 7.
The "Pitching Fish" is a combination of the Rockfish or Striped Bass and the Oyster Toadfish. Those two species were selected because both thrive in a healthy Bay. The Baysox wear black jerseys with the alternate logo every Friday night. In conjunction with the new logo, the Baysox have partnered with the Chesapeake Bay Trust to help raise funds for the independent, nonprofit grant-making organization.
Baysox Baseball - We'll Knock Your 'Sox Off. The Baysox 19th season as the class Double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles is underway. Parking is free at every Baysox home game and tickets are now available at www.baysox.com.