There was nothing minor about this contest after all. The Miners beat out 63 other teams in a single elimination tournament for the best logo award, which was determined by the readers of the CNBC blog, who voted more 700,000 times in total. The finale alone yielded more than 165,000 votes, a CNBC.com poll record.
The Miners were given a No. 3 seed to start the tournament. Along the way, they beat the Carolina Mudcats, the West Tennessee DiamondJaxx, the Grand Prairie AirHogs and the Augusta GreenJackets before prevailing over the Wingnuts.
The Wingnuts did pretty well for not even playing a game yet!!!