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Posted 2022 June 12

So often I get completely sidetracked while working on these reviews. I'll be reading about something and get hung up on something that gets mentioned. This time it's the word "township". Apparently the Sussex County Miners play in the township of Frankford. Or is it Frankford Township? I don't know. This is partly because they're not relevant to me (the state I live in technically has them, but they serve no real purpose except that some really old land titles refer to them), but also because I tried to look it up and got lost in a maze of "It means this in this state, but something else in that state, and a third thing in a third state, and don't even try to figure out what it means in other countries." In New Jersey it seems to be one of five different types of municipalities, and the difference between the various types of municipalities is that there's one governmental structure for cities, one for townships, et cetera, except that a township doesn't necessarily have to have a township government structure because this is New Jersey we're talking about, so we shouldn't expect anything to make sense.

Anyway, the township of Frankford or Frankford Township or the township of Frankford Township or whatever the hell I'm supposed to call it is located in Sussex County. Sussex County is the northernmost county in New Jersey. I've known for years that New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the U.S., which makes me think that the whole state should be urban or at least suburban. Sussex County isn't playing along. In particular, the township of Frankford Township doesn't look like a municipality of any sort; it looks like a rural area. The stadium is surrounded by farmland on three sides and woods on the fourth. The township of Vernon (or Vernon Township or the township of Vernon Township or whatever the hell I'm supposed to call it), which is supposedly the largest municipality in the county, looks about the same. Honestly, as I look at the area on Google Maps I'm not certain the area has enough people to support even a minor league team. The team has been around for several years so those people must be somewhere, but damned if I can find them.

Part of the reason the county is so sparsely populated is that it's up in the mountains. I didn't even know New Jersey had mountains, but it does, and that's where Sussex County is. Back in the Nineteenth Century the county was home to numerous iron and zinc mines, but by the turn of the Twentieth Century they'd mostly been depleted. These days the county is basically a series of bedroom communities for other parts of the state and for New York City (it's actually only 35 miles/55 km from the eastern tip of the county to NYC). It is a pretty area, which I did not think could happen in New Jersey, but I must admit I was wrong. If you don't mind living in the middle of nowhere you'd probably like it. I'm fairly certain I'd hate it.

Anyway, as I said, the area was home to numerous mines in the Nineteenth Century, which explains the name. And given the name, the logo is pretty straightforward. It has a pickaxe in the foreground and a mountain in the background; given that the mountains are where the mines were, I'm not even going to give them the "scenery" penalty for that. In front of all that is the name, and below the name you get several little diamonds. These of course allude to the diamond mines that were nowhere near Sussex County. That makes no sense, of course, but like I said, this is New Jersey we're talking about, so we shouldn't expect anything to make sense.

Final Score: 92 points.
Penalties: Region, 8 pts; Diamond (quadruply-egregious), 90 pts.
Bonuses: Local, -6 pts.

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