Minor league baseball is pretty important in much of America, in those spaces between the big cities. I love going to minor league games when I can, and I even have a favorite minor league team (the Richmond Flying Squirrels).
There were big changes in the minor leagues this year as MLB restructured the whole thing, and raising the pay for the players. At the top level, AAA, they have moved many teams closer to their parent team, to reduce travel time. Here in Minnesota they brought the AAA team really close by taking over the St Paul Saints (a team founded an co-owned by Bill Murray).
The downside of the restructure-- and it is a serious downside!-- is that the number of teams was cut from about 160 to 120, so now there are just 4 for each MLB team. The teams that were cut, like the Kane County Cougars, are mostly shifting to "affiliated leagues" like the American Association where the St. Paul Saints used to play.
At any rate, here are my favorite Minor League team names (besides the Flying Squirrels):
Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
Amarillo Sod Poodles
Binghamton Rumble Ponies