Pig mascots to deliver baseballs to umps

Dave Johnson, wtop.com

WASHINGTON – Baseball history is being made in Minnesota. For the first time ever, the St. Paul Saints independent baseball team will use two pig mascots to deliver baseballs to umpires and entertain fans.

Romance triggered the decision with the club, in a release, noting the pigs eyes met across the sty. Apparently their love is as thick as mud and the Saints have formally announced the engagement of of Kim LARDashian and Kris HAMphries.

The Saints’ news release notes that this past winter the couple began going out in public and were photographed by the piggyrazzi.

It is the first time in the Saints 20-season history that they will have two different pigs serve as mascots.

Pierre “Pig’s Eye” Parrant is credited with helping to settle an area that would eventually become known as St. Paul. Before St. Paul was established the settlement was known as Pig’s Eye after its founder.

The Saints are owned by Mike Veeck. His father Bill Veeck was known for innovative promotions when he owned several Major League teams including the St. Louis Browns, Cleveland Indians, and Chicago White Sox.

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