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MiLB.com launches contest for “Best Mascot in Minor League Baseball”

May 23, 2012

New York, NY – MiLB.com, the official website of Minor League BaseballTM, earlier this week launched MiLB.com Mascot Mania, an interactive tournament allowing fans to choose the best mascot in Minor League Baseball. Voting for Round One starts today and runs through Tuesday, May 29. Five additional rounds will follow before the fans’ choice as the “Best Mascot in Minor League Baseball” is crowned on Tuesday, June 19. Fans can cast their vote now at http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120521&content_id=31888292&vk...
Sixty-four of the top Minor League Baseball mascots, representing teams from all 14 US-based Minor Leagues and all 30 Major League Baseball affiliates, have been placed in a bracket-style tournament in four geographic regions. Fan votes will determine which mascots advance to subsequent rounds and the final two will campaign for the title. The first round matchups are:

East Region
Paws, Pawtucket Red Sox vs. Sherman, Delmarva Shorebirds
Boomer, Trenton Thunder vs. Boomer, Williamsport Crosscutters
Rascal, Harrisburg Senators vs. Ike, State College Spikes
Crazy Hot Dog Vendor, Reading Phillies vs. Canaligator, Lowell Spinners
Ferrous, Lehigh Valley IronPigs vs. Champ, Vermont Lake Monsters
Nutzy, Richmond Flying Squirrels vs. Bubba Grape, Jamestown Jammers
Slugger, Portland Sea Dogs vs. Buster, Lakewood BlueClaws
Buster, Buffalo Bisons vs. Louie, Bowie Baysox

Midwest Region
Muddy, Toledo Mud Hens vs. Swoop, South Bend Silver Hawks
C. Wolf, Erie SeaWolves vs. Homer, Peoria Chiefs
Hornsby, Tulsa Drillers vs. Fang, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Stormy, Omaha Storm Chasers vs. Snappy, Beloit Snappers
Rowdie, Indianapolis Indians vs. Lou E. Loon, Great Lakes Loons
Louie, Clinton LumberKings vs. Big L, Lexington Legends
Lou Seal, Columbus Clippers vs. Mr. Shucks, Cedar Rapids Kernels
Al Tuna, Altoona Curve vs. Crash the River Rascal, West Michigan Whitecaps

South Region
Wool E. Bull, Durham Bulls vs. Tennessee Tex, Greeneville Astros
Manny, Brevard County Manatees vs. Conrad, Hickory Crawdads
Muddy, Carolina Mudcats vs. Spike the Sasquatch, Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Bolt, Winston-Salem Dash vs. Phinley, Clearwater Threshers
Chopper, Gwinnett Braves vs. Marty Marauder, Bradenton Marauders
Ozzie, Nashville Sounds vs. Gnate the Gnat, Savannah Sand Gnats
Charlie, Charleston RiverDogs vs. Sammy the Seagull, Corpus Christi Hooks
Blooie, Chattanooga Lookouts vs. Stoney, Charlotte Stone Crabs

West Region
Parker, Fresno Grizzlies vs. Bernie, Inland Empire 66ers
Thunder, Lake Elsinore Storm vs. Tipper, Visalia Rawhide
Cosmo, Las Vegas 51s vs. Ollie, Missoula Osprey
Orbit, Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Homer, Billings Mustangs
Spike, Round Rock Express vs. Chef Wasabi, Vancouver Canadians
Archie, Reno Aces vs. Sluggo, Eugene Emeralds
Rhubarb the Reindeer, Tacoma Rainiers vs. Gigante, San Jose Giants
Dinger, Sacramento River Cats vs. Hoots, Orem Owlz

Fans can make their choices in each matchup after reviewing photos and bios of all mascots. Once all selections are made, fans can enter the MiLB.com Mascot Mania Sweepstakes for a chance to win a variety of prizes, including subscriptions to MLB.TV and MiLB.TV, in addition to mascot-themed prize packs.

 

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