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Name That Crustacean: Jax Jumbo Shrimp Asks Fans To Name Mascot

Cyd Hoskinson

Tuesday is the last day for Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp fans to pick a name for the team’s new mascot. 

Last year, when the Jacksonville Suns became the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, the team adopted a pink, muscle-bound, fighting crustacean as its logo.

Spokesman Marco LaNave calls it “the J shrimp” because it’s “in the shape of a J naturally — for Jacksonville." But the scrappy little fellow is as yet nameless.

“So we asked our fans to submit names for the mascot and we got over 2,000 entries,” he said.

LaNave said that list has been narrowed down to five finalists: Jimbo, Mayport, Rocky, Scampi and Shelley.

Fans can vote for their favorite at

The newly named mascot will be introduced to fans at the Jumbo Shrimp’s season opener Wednesday night at the Jacksonville baseball grounds.

Contact reporter Cyd Hoskinson at 904-358-6351, or on Twitter @cydwjctnews.

Cyd Hoskinson began working at WJCT on Valentine’s Day 2011.