Results tagged ‘ Crazy Hot Dog Vendor ’

Mascot Love We Deliver

I stand before you today in order to deliver Minor League mascot Valentine’s Day photos.

The public has demanded them, and I am certainly not one to ignore the pleas of the populace. Therefore, that is precisely what this post shall be dedicated to. But first, a quick request…

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Inspired by the copious snow that has been deposited all over the country as of late, I have decided to do a story on extreme weather and the groundskeeping challenges it presents. In addition to teams that have recently been hit with snow, I’d be interested in speaking with anyone who has had to deal with drought, flooding, hurricanes, and, of course, locust plagues. I’ll most likely have to contact teams individually today and tomorrow, but that’s a hit-or-miss proposition. Consider this post an invitation to get in touch — benjamin.hill@mlb.com

Okay, we now return to regularly-scheduled programming: Minor League mascot Valentine’s Day photos.

Because, as you surely know, there was a lot going on. And how can I lead off with anyone but Boomer, who is surely the suavest mascot in Minor Leage Baseball? Here, Boomer spreads some joy to the youth of Williamsport:

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Boomer’s not the only mascot named Boomer. There’s also Boomer of the Trenton Thunder, who is not at all terrifying, not the least little bit:

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In Lowell, the Spinners sent out a star-studded caravan to a local elementary school, where Valentine’s Day cards were made. These cards were then delivered to a VA hospital (apparently, Canaligator and crew got hungry along the way):

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In Portland (ME), Slugger made the rounds on behalf of the Sea Dogs:

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The Gwinnett Braves sent out the ever-seductive Chopper, who never fails to impress the ladies:

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Buster “rose” to the occasion in Lakewood:

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Sandy the Seagull swooped into a Brooklyn elementary school:

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A very endearing video of Sandy’s delivery can be viewed HERE.

But how could I close anywhere other than in Reading? As usual, Screwball did his thing:

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But this year, fans had options. For the Crazy Hot Dog Vendor was also pressed into service. Here’s how it went down:
 

Now if that wasn’t romantic, then I don’t know what is. I mean, seriously, I don’t. Can anyone help me out here?

benjamin.hill@mlb.com
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Suggestive Ticket Storage, Mustard Soaked Roses, and You

roses.jpgThe latest edition of my “Promotion Preview” column appeared today, and it will have all the Minor League Valentine’s Day information you could ever hope to see in one place. Consider it my definitive take on the subject, so that we may then move on to bigger and better things.

But before bidding adieu to my V-Day coverage, I must share some videos. First there are the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, who recently bid adieu to GM North Johnson in a staggeringly tuneless fashion. Hot on the heels of that masterpiece, they have released this precious jewel of a video:
 

To reiterate: Leave the ostrich at home, don’t throw the roses, roses don’t need condiments, and foil wrap is for hot dogs. l learned all four of those lessons the hard way, and very much wish that the Crazy Hot Dog Vendor had been around when I was an impressionable youth.

benjamin.hill@mlb.com
twitter.com/bensbiz

Three Videos On A Monday Afternoon

You know what I haven’t done for a while? Post videos, that’s what. Time for a rectification of that situation…

Regular readers of this blog may remember this post from last June, in which I linked to the Erie SeaWolves’ “Smith’s Sausage Shack” video.

Well, I happened to visit the SeaWolves homepage earlier this afternoon, and the video is STILL receiving prominent placement on their home page. Now, I am compelled to give it prominent placement as well. Enjoy.

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