Even the most casual baseball fan can get excited about spring training, since it means winter is almost over, and New Jersey's got some impressive options for affordable ballpark options. But first, let's have some fun.

What name would you pick if you had the chance to name a NJ team? What name would really underscore what makes Jersey tick?

Here's what I came up with — and, nerd alert — I used alliteration, because it’s fun.

Jersey Jughandles

In honor of spring training, NJ teams that should exist (Erin Vogt, Townsquare Media)

“So savvy, the visiting team never knows which way they’ll go next.”


Tenafly Taxrates

In honor of spring training, NJ teams that should exist (Erin Vogt, Townsquare Media)

“Towering above the others, no one comes close to beating them.”


Belmar Bennies

In honor of spring training, NJ teams that should exist (Erin Vogt, Townsquare Media)

“When they show up, it’s non-stop hitting [how you doin?] ‘til September.”


Turnpike Tollhikes

In honor of spring training, NJ teams that should exist (Erin Vogt, Townsquare Media)

“You won’t see them coming ‘til they clobber you.”


Wawa Warriors

In honor of spring training, NJ teams that should exist (Erin Vogt, Townsquare Media)

“Talk about a tight-knit team. You mess with the Sizzli, you get the Sriracha dressing.”


Secaucus Stallers (this is for you, NJ Transit riders)

In honor of spring training, NJ teams that should exist (Erin Vogt, Townsquare Media)

“No freight training through here, they’ll slow you down ‘til you beg for mercy.”


As formidable as those teams may not sound, Jersey is fortunate enough to have plenty of options for minor league ball. Between the Trenton Thunder, the Lakewood Blueclaws, the Somerset Patriots and the New Jersey Jackals - it's a price savvy way to get your baseball fix.

Erin Vogt is a lifelong Jersey Girl, whose first reporting gig involved her Fisher Price tape recorder. As a wife and momma of two kiddies, she firmly believes that life’s too short to drink bad coffee.  A fan of the beach, Dave Grohl and karma, in no particular order.