A key part of my daily routine here at MiLB.com is scanning through press releases in search of interesting Minor League news. It goes without saying that some press releases grab my attention much more than others. Such as this one:
I had no idea what I was getting myself into upon clicking on this release, so I did so with no small amount of trepidation. Luckily, the first paragraph got right to the point:
We know you have all seen the Smith’s Wieners running around Jerry Uht
Park, but the poor mascots do not have names…so the Erie SeaWolves
organization is asking for our fans help!
If you’re like me, you’ve always longed to play a role in the naming of an anthropomorphic meat product. In this case, the three wieners that will soon be bestowed with a moniker are the Hot Dog, Kielbasa, and Italian Sausage. Fans can submit their suggestions at the SeaWolves website, and the team’s staff will then select the 10 best. The fans will then select the three wiener names from these 10 finalists, with the winners being revealed on July 3.
SeaWolves Assistant General Manager Rob Magee sums it all up thusly:
“The Wiener’s have been around for so long, but yet they have gone
nameless. This is
a fun way for us to involve our fans in one of the biggest parts of our
show and fan favorite, the ‘Smith’s Wiener Race.'”
As we all know, there is nothing more frustrating than an unnamed weiner. Kudos to the SeaWolves for taking action to rectify this situation.
Have a good weekend, everybody.