Reality TV World Show Updates   People News   Spoiler News   Entertainment News   RealityTVDB   POP Hollywood   Reality TV News Wire
Features & Interviews   Sexy Social Pics of the Day   Things to Know Profiles   Message Boards   Shows Listing


Baseball team names 'ball pig' mascot 'Alternative Fats'

UPI News Service, 05/18/2017 

A minor league baseball team in Minnesota used the name of its "ball pig" mascot to lampoon the current political landscape.

The St. Paul Saints unveiled the name of their newest ball pig "Alternative Fats" during a Facebook Live stream that included a video parody of Counselor to the President Kellyane Conway's interview on NBC's Meet the Press in which she coined the term "alternative facts."

"You wanted the name of our 2017 Ball Pig, and we're giving you Alternative Fats," the team wrote alongside a photo of the pig.

The team said it received a record number of entries in its "Name the Pig Contest" including references to the state of Minnesota or the team's 25-year history as well as gag suggestions such as "Piggy McPig Face."

Sean Aronson, director of media relations/broadcast for the saints said they also received an overwhelming amount of politically-themed names such as "Boar'd of Trump," "Ham Jong Un" and "Pigimir Putin."

"Everybody had politics on their mind," Aronson told told the Twin Cities Pioneer Press.

He also assured the name was "not a direct shot at anybody."

Alternative Fats will carry on a decade long tradition by the team, which has accepted a mascot from pig trainers Dennis and Marilyn Hauth since 1993.

Get more Reality TV World! Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or add our RSS feed.

Copyright 2017 United Press International, Inc. (UPI). Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.


Take Our User Survey

Page generated Fri May 25, 2018 7:11 am in 2.8186271190643 seconds

About Reality TV World   •   Advertise on Reality TV World  •   Contact Reality TV World  •   Privacy Policy   •   RSS Feed