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May
09

What a Pig!


1saints0520The St. Paul Saints of the Independent league have, for the last 17 seasons selected a pig as their mascot, each year opening up the naming of the porcine mascot to the vox populi. Past selections include Boarack Ohama (2008), Notorious P.I.G. – Piggy Smalls (2003) and Kevin Bacon (2001). This year’s winning entry, Slumhog Millionaire was entered first by Dave Christensen, beating out about 1,300 others, including 5 other people who submitted the same name. Because his entry was received first, Christensen won a package of prizes including a $1,000 grocery gift card.

After being chosen out of a handful of other piglets from the Minnesota Zoo, Slumhog will make his first appearance as the team’s mascot tonight against the Lincoln Saltdogs.

“We received some incredibly creative names from our fans, but this one stood out among them all,” said Derek Sharrer, the Saints executive vice president/general manager.

Among the pig’s duties as mascot include entertaining fans during home games and carrying baseballs out to the home-plate umpire between innings. Let’s hope he’s up to it because that’s a lot of delicious bacon going to waste…

[Star Tribune]


1 Response to “What a Pig!”


  1. 1 youppi
    May 21, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    can we have a slanch report mascot? and then vote on the name of said mascot? you’re just not going to cut it anymore, slanch…


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