Tim Ferguson, owner of the Yuma franchise slated to play in the upstart American West Baseball League, announced this week that the “name the team” voting led to a close victory for the new team name. The team will be called the Yuma Desert Rats, and Ferguson explained the definition of the name in a recent article.
A very close second choice was the “Yuma Scorchers.” It appears that Scorcher will be the nickname for the mascot at this time. The fan club likely will be called the “Rat Pack”.
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