WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL HOME OF THE FORT MYERS SKUNK APES!
Fort Myers, Florida – Home of the minor league baseball team The Fort Myers Miracle for the last 20 some odd years, the locals were recently dealt a blow when some out of town folks bought the team and renamed it “The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels”.
What? Who? WHY?
Met with near universal disdain and contempt by the local population (we’d estimate 99.99%), the new name and mascot have been soundly rejected.
Many people asked the new owners to leave the name alone – or, if they were going to name the team something new, at least name it something that has something to do with our area and history. Maybe even have a contest to choose the best new name and mascot for the team. It didn’t happen.
And that’s when The Fort Myers Skunk Apes were born.
The Fort Myers Skunk Apes are a fictional baseball team for a real city.
Fort Myers has a deep history in baseball and is a city that really loves their baseball team (The Miracle). Most people here hate to see the teams history be erased the way it has been.
For those that don’t know, The Fort Myers Miracle (er: “Mighty Mussels”) are the farm team of the MLB Minnesota Twins. The town also is the spring training home to the Boston Red Sox.
The Fort Myers Skunk Apes sounds like a perfect minor league baseball team to us. After all, the legend of the skunk ape runs deep in these parts. People around here have been talking about skunk apes almost as long as the area has been inhabited.
And besides, our name and mascot are friendly and welcoming to all! (Though if you do see a skunk ape in the wild, maybe you might steer clear – but take plenty of pictures for proof! haha)
And so we’re telling everyone in southwest Florida and beyond, who loved their Fort Myers Miracle and will forever miss them, there is an alternative to the new name and mascot the team has now … it’s the “Official un-official” Fictional Baseball Team For A Real City – YOUR FORT MYERS SKUNK APES!!
Show your support of The Fort Myers Skunk Apes by buying and showing off your Official Fort Myers Skunk Apes merchandise at the games and around town.
The Fort Myers Skunk Apes will soon offer Jerseys, Hats, T-Shirts, Bumper Stickers and more in our online store.
Buy Official Fort Myers Skunk Apes Merchandise HERE
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