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St. Paul Independent League Baseball Team Names Season’s Pig Mascot ‘Brat Favre’

Ahh, isn’t he cute? After more than 200 entries having been submitted to the official site of the St. Paul Saints of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, a name has been selected for the team’s ball pig for the 2010 season:

Brat Favre.

His job, as it was with all ball pigs, that came before him, including Slumhog Millionaire (2009), Boarack Ohama (2008), Notorious P.I.G. – Piggy Smalls (2003) and Kevin Bacon (2001), is to deliver baseballs to the home plate umpire. Obviously, considering how Brett Favre put Minnesotans all across the state under his gunslinging spell last season, the decision was a no-brainer. Other potential names included Dr. Kaporkian, Swine Sungaard, Apollo Anton Oinko, Conan O’Swine and Sty Young. I’m liking Brat Favre more than any of those.

St. Paul Saints manager George Tsamis is particularly pleased with the selection:

“We didn’t really care about the timing of when he joined the club. All we care about is that he’s there on opening night delivering baseballs with precision at the levels that only he can reach.  I don’t know if it’s his youthful exuberance or what he ate for lunch, but he has that confidence which makes him a true leader.  If he needs some help, I’m ready to call on Pigney Rice, Bernard Boarian and Percy Carvin’ to step up their games.”

Heh. Percy Carvin’. Obviously, Brett and Brat share many similarities besides their names and love of Wranglers:

After the record-breaking season that Brett Favre had in 2009, guiding the team to a near Super Bowl berth, and the outpouring of support for #4, the name was a logical choice.  The Saints pig is loved by everyone in the country and looks to guide the 2010 Saints to their fifth championship.  Brat Favre demonstrated his commitment to the club this spring, reporting to Saints training camp on time and in great shape for a month-old pig.  All four of his ankles looked both strong and potentially delicious.

Quite the nicely executed ankle joke. Well done. But potentially delicious? That does not bode well for Brat Favre, does it? Are they implying that these wonderfully talented and capable ball pigs are eaten at the end of the season? Say it ain’t so, St. Paul Saints.

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