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I think this is the same team that used to have a trained pig in a tuxedo deliver balls to the plate umpire. Plate umpire had “pig treats†in his pocket and the pig had a dual ball bag saddle fill

Great promotional idea! Like BalkHalk said, umpires and fans alike will want to see this for themselves.

 

I sent this link to my Sports and Entertainment Marketing teacher... We're actually right in a unit about Bill Veeck and "thinking outside the box"!

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I think this is the same team that used to have a trained pig in a tuxedo deliver balls to the plate umpire.

Plate umpire had “pig treats†in his pocket and the pig had a dual ball bag saddle filled with balls he would bring out to the plate umpire for a treat.

Wonder if the pig rubbed up the balls before the game? Wonder what king of mud he used? If the pig refused was he optioned to a FARM team?

I do remember that one pig would get confused and trot behind the mound if an umpire from Georgia was there.

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