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Skating Through To St. Patty's

To start things off, I would like to post this picture of the skateboard deck that the Bowling Green Hot Rods will be giving away on May 31. I meant to post this yesterday, but ran into inexplicable technical difficulties that ended up ballooning into an anxiety-ridden existential crisis that left me questioning the concrete reality of everything I take for granted on a day-to-day basis. So here goes nothing:

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Oh, man. I feel so much better now, and can get on with my life. That’s a great giveaway, right? So far as I know, the Hot Rods are the second team to give away a skateboard. The Lancaster JetHawks did so in 2008, resulting in a pre-game line of fans that wrapped around the stadium.

Now that that’s out of the way, I suppose I should mention that today is St. Patrick’s Day and then dutifully provide some suitably Irish content. Consider it done.

I am aware of two teams that have released St. Patty’s apparel: The Orem Owlz and Savannah Sand Gnats (feel free to send me indignant emails that point out other clubs I have omitted, as my goal of total omniscience has not yet been attained).

The O’Orem O’Owlz:
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A Gnatty St. Patty:

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Update: Here’s another one, courtesy of the South Bend Silver Hawks. As you may recall, the Silver Hawks play an annual exhibition game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

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And since I’m on the much-beloved topic of “apparel”, now is as good a time as any to point out that the Tulsa Drillers unveiled their new uniforms earlier this week. Not too drastic a change, but it should be noted that a “rich, royal blue” will now be the primary color:

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I’ve got a pair of apparel items for you, as it “terns” out. The Great Lake Loons unveiled a new alternate logo, which will be worn on Sundays. In my mind, this looks like a futuristic hover car, with the driver represented as the two circles within the Loons’ red eye. 

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Birds reign supreme in other markets as well, such as Missoula:

It is worth noting that the Osprey front office works out of this house during the offseason:

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Either that’s a really wide window or a really narrow door.

To continue on with both the “video” and “bird” theme, the Memphis RedBirds have released a pair of videos that highlight their constant state of baseball readiness.

With all due respect to Three Dog Night’s take on “One”, I would like to suggest that in the future teams opt for the Harry Nilsson version (Incidentally, if any club stages a “Nilsson Night” at the ballpark then I will travel to cover it on my own dime).

But back to the ‘Birds, who have more up their sleeve when it comes to delusional backstops:
 

That’ll do it for me today. I hope everyone enjoys their St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, even if said celebration is simply drinking Mickey’s while watching Leprechaun in the Hood.

(And if that is indeed what you are doing, then I hope you are getting as much out of college as I did).

benjamin.hill@mlb.com
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Rainy Day Mascot Pics #12 through #35

rain.gifOver a month ago, I put out the word via various social networking applications that my list of blog-worthy material was low. I did this in the hope that someone within my vast cadre of loyal readers would send me something worthwhile to blog about.

Well, someone did. Sue, the woman behind the blog “Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts“, sent me a cache of Minor League mascot pictures. I decided to save said cache for a proverbial “rainy day”, in which I had nothing else whatsoever to write about.

That day is today.

So, without further ado, let’s all enjoy some mascot pics.

#1: Clearwater’s Phinley at his 2008 birthday celebration:

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Phinley and his pals dance the night away:

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Rasta Fish, flanked by manatee and alligator

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Rasta Fish:

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NSFW:

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Ferrous and FeFe of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs do their part to transform a Buffalo Bisons fan into an IronPigs supporter:

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FeFe vs. “Piglets”

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Vegetable Racing in Reading:

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Ice Cream w/ Cherry on Top (or is that a plunger?) takes a huge lead over Pizza and Popcorn: 

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Crazy Hot Dog Vendor!

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The Tooth Fairy and Friend on the Basepaths:

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Gnate the Sand Gnat in Savannah (asks Sue: “Is a shirt that says ‘Bite Me’ politically correct, even if you’re a fanged insect?)

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In Wilmington, perhaps the most random mascot race of all time: Traffic Cone, Peanut, and Hot Dog:

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A Rare Mr. Celery Sighting, in his Natural Wilmington Habitat:

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That’ll do it. Thanks again to Sue for sending these along. If YOU have anything to send along, then by all means do so. It’s hard out here for a year-round Minor League Baseball writer.

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

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