Baseball Team Refuses To Change Their Controversial Name Despite Major Backlash. The Macon Bacons are here to stay.
The name might sound crazy to you, but it’s the real name of a baseball team in Macon, Georgia that plays in the Coastal Plain League.
Now, you certainly wouldn’t think of “Bacon” as a derogatory name for a sports team. On the contrary, it’s great to have a team named after a certain food or drink. Not enough, after all. But in a letter to Bacon’s baseball team, the Physicians’ Responsible Medicine Committee in Washington, D.C. asked them to change their name. Here are some key passages the committee shared in their statement:
Macon Bacon’s tribute to bacon, a processed meat that increases colorectal disease risk
Cancer and other diseases send the wrong message to fans. Please update
group name at Macon Facon Bacon and promote plant-based alternatives to bacon, such as
like Facon Bacon or Mushroom Bacon, will keep your fans healthy.1,2
Kevin, the mascot of Macon Bacon, he can reveal that he is actually plant-based bacon.
To help fight cancer and heart disease in your community, you should
encourage fans to eat healthy plant-based dishes instead of menus
dishes like Kevin’s 6 Degree Bacon, Bacon Wrapped Bacon, Steaked Bacon, Bacon
Cheeseburger, Bacon, French Fries with Bacon Cheese, Mac N with Bacon
Cheese and bacon chips…
As a role model in the community, Macon Bacon should set a good example for his fans and
stop advertising bacon.
According to FOX News, Team Bacon President Brandon Raphael said in a statement that they will not change their name. Raphael ended the statement with: “Macon Bacon will forever be hot and not counting the name change. Never.”
In addition, the official Macon Bacon Twitter account has made it clear that they are keeping the group name:
Macon Bacon was founded in 2018 and plays home games at Luther Williams Field. They reached the 2019 Pettit Cup Championship Series in 2019, losing to defending champions Morehead City Marlins.
The Coastal Plain League is a baseball league founded in 1997 and consists of 14 different teams competing in two 7th division. The Bacons are the third youngest team in the league, behind the Tri-City Chili Peppers (also known as the Coastal Plain League. the other is for food!) and Boone Bigfoots.