May 2012

Jair Jurrjens Ready To Roll Rochester Sunday

5.27.12 GBraves Game Notes

Photo courtesy of Karl Moore

The first place Gwinnett Braves (29-20) bats exploded Friday for 13 runs on 15 hits. A night prior Gwinnett accumulated eight total hits with Josh Wilson and Luis Durango accounting for six of them.

However, the G-Braves accumulated just six hits in the game on Saturday and still won, but scored four total runs in their defeat of the Rochester Red Wings, 4-2, from Coolray Field. Greg Paiml was the player of the game with two hits and three RBI alongside some stellar defense at shortstop as he led the G-Braves charge. The reigning International League Pitcher of the Week, Todd Redmond (W, 5-3) was solid in his 7.0 innings of work.

Photo courtesy of Daniel Hamby

Ernesto Mejia snapped his hit-streak at 13 games on Thursday, which is a season-high for any G-Brave hitter. The last Gwinnett Brave to record a hit-streak of similar measures was the 12-game streak by Tyler Pastornicky during his 2011 campaign with the G-Braves. Meanwhile, Barbaro Canizares owns the all-time hit streak mark in Gwinnett history with a 14-game streak.

Gwinnett is boasting both International League Players of the Week for the past week. Pitcher Todd Redmond received the IL Pitcher of the Week award, while Mejia walked away with the IL Batter of the Week. Both join teammate Stefan Gartrell as this years G-Braves recipients of the award this season. All three will be looking to shoulder the load as Gwinnett looks to start another impressive streak at home from Coolray Field.

Rochester Red Wings (20-28, 6th IL North) vs Gwinnett (29-20, 1st IL South) 

The Red Wings are in town for a four-game set as they continue their stretch of eight straight games against one another. The two teams split their four-game set in Rochester just days ago but Gwinnett has taken two of three at Coolray Field for the 4-3 season advantage entering their final game of the regular season on Sunday.

Sunday, May 27 Starting Line-up from Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, Georgia:

Jair Jurrjens (2-2, 6.10) will try and get things going in the right direction for the G-Braves as he opposes Rochester spot-starter righty Brendan Wise (0-1, 6.35). The G-Braves will be looking to extend their win-streak to three games for a 2:05 p.m. scheduled first pitch from Coolray Field. The game will be broadcast on WDUN 550 AM and 102.9 FM with Tony Schiavone calling the play-by-play.

Photo courtesy of Kyle Hess

Rochester Red Wings Batting Order:

1) Tsuyoshi Nishioka, DH

2) Pedro Florimon, SS

3) Danny Valencia, 3B

4) Wilkin Ramirez, RF

5) Sean Burroughs, 1B

6) Clete Thomas, CF

7) Michael Hollimon, 2B

8) Ray Chang, 2B

9) J.R. Towles, C

G-Braves Batting Order

1) Jose Constanza, LF

2) Felix Pie, RF

3) Stefan Gartrell, LF

4) Ernesto Mejia, DH

5) Christian Marrero, 1B

6) Joey Terdoslavich, 3B

7) Shawn McGill, C

8) Lance Zawadzki, 2B

9) Greg Paiml, SS

By: Tony Piraro

Interview: Atlanta Braves Legend John Smoltz

Major League legend John Smoltz stopped by Coolray Field Friday night to sign his book Starting and Closing, then I had the extreme pleasure of meeting the man afterward. All in all, it was a wonderful experience for all those involved as over 7,000 thrilled fans crossed through the gates in Lawrenceville. I was able to sit down and chat with Smoltz once all the commotion settled down and his book signing concluded. Here is what he had to say in part 1 of our 3-part interview…

The entire book signing process and interaction with the fans:

“This has been my eighth one (book signing appearance) so far, but this is by far, hands down, double anything that I’ve done in my other cities,” said Smoltz. “We went to Nashville which was great, Birmingham, Roanoke, New York, St. Louis….This was cool, plus I’d never been out here which is something I was embarrassed to say because of my schedule. Getting out here to see this place (Coolray Field) was great. Hopefully, days down the road I can watch games here and enjoy what you never get to enjoy when you’re in the mix of doing what you’re doing (playing Major League Baseball).”

Photo courtesy of Melinda Pease

The experience of writing a book:

“The experience was a pretty cool one. If the book never got published, to see the hands of life and how it all unfolded and the different paths people take, it was pretty cool,” Smoltz said. “I never thought I would do a book. I never dreamt about doing a book. There was no desire to a do a book, until I realized the timing and the message that I could literally get out there was for so many more people than just baseball (fans).”

Realizing when you wanted to write the book:

“It wasn’t until about six months ago, whatever it took to put the book together, we literally did it in that timeframe. I met Don Yaegar,” said Smoltz. “I always heard great things about him. I had been prompted and told to do a book but I said ‘no way.’ Then, finally it happened.”

The driving force behind wanting to do the book, Starting and Closing:

“I felt compelled in this day and age. Look, I’ve always wanted to fight for what’s right. I believe in being competitive,” Smoltz said. “The things that have happened in this sport are a small example of the things I’m talking about (in the book). A competitive balance is what we all strive for, but more importantly I played with and seen so many great athletes literally have exactly what I’m talking about in the book. The fear of failure and the not ability to get out of their comfort zone. They have been given a measure of talent and yet the fear of failing has caused them to not be as good as they can be. I also wanted to talk to the business world, teachers, you name it, whatever field…to dare to be great to get outside your comfort zone you have to experience some tension and that tension is going to cause you to either walk away from what you’re doing or move forward towards it (your goals). I’m trying to get people to understand how they can move toward it.”

Speaking about what drove him more during his playing career, the fear of failing or his competitive nature:

“I was never afraid to fail. That was the No. 1, that’s me. I don’t care what it is, I don’t care what arm angle. I was willing to use something immediately and failure could happen and that wasn’t going to stop me from going right out and becoming better,” said Smoltz. “My competitive drive that was instilled in me at a young age, I don’t know how…My dad was very competitive and I just always believed I always wanted to win. I always believe you should be your best no matter what the issue’s are, no matter what the circumstances are, but it seems like people always believe there has to be something at stake personally, financially, whatever. I didn’t care if it was a pick-up game. I didn’t care if I was by myself throwing a baseball against a wall, I was always putting myself in a position to be successful.”

When in the middle of answering the previous question, Smoltz had his back to the playing field. The game was going on between the G-Braves and Rochester Red Wings as we talked. All of a sudden, in the middle of discussing his competitive nature, there was a crack of the bat in the background….John Smoltz paused from his thought and muttered without hesitation, “that ball’s gone.” Indeed it was a home run off the bat of G-Braves third baseman Joey Terdoslavich as the former Atlanta legend called, thus illustrating what a special and unique human being John Smoltz is. By the way, he still has it.

Be sure to check out the G-Blog in the coming days for part 2 and 3 of our interview from Coolray Field on Friday night.

By: Tony Piraro

IL Pitcher of the Week Redmond, Starting Saturday

Photo courtesy of Leslie Watts

The first place Gwinnett Braves (28-20) bats exploded Friday for 13 runs on 15 hits. A night prior Gwinnett accumulated eight total hits with Josh Wilson and Luis Durango accounting for six of them. However, on the night John Smoltz was at Coolray Field signing his book Staring and Closing, the hitters not the pitchers emerged. Ernesto Mejia, Stefan Gartrell and Joey Terdoslavich all homered as part of the offensive attack. Jose Constanza recorded three hits and scored three times in the 13-8 victory over Rochester.

Photo courtesy of Daniel Hamby

Mejia extended his hit-streak to 13 games on Thursday, which is a season-high for any G-Brave hitter. The last Gwinnett Brave to record a hit-streak of similar measures was the 12-game streak by Tyler Pastornicky during his 2011 campaign with the G-Braves.

Gwinnett is boasting both International League Players of the Week for the past week. Pitcher Todd Redmond received the IL Pitcher of the Week award, while Ernesto Mejia walked away with the IL Batter of the Week. Both join teammate Stefan Gartrell as this years G-Braves recipients of the award this season. All three will be looking to shoulder the load as Gwinnett looks to start another impressive streak at home from Coolray Field.

Rochester Red Wings (20-27, 6th IL North) vs Gwinnett (28-20, 1st IL South) 

The Red Wings are in town for a four-game set as they continue their stretch of eight straight games against one another. The two teams split their four-game set in Rochester just days ago as both teams have three wins each through six games.

Saturday, May 26 Starting Line-up from Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, Georgia:

The reigning IL Pitcher of the Week Todd Redmond (4-3, 2.63) will oppose Rochester southpaw Luke French (0-1, 5.91) in a game that is scheduled for a 7:05 p.m. first pitch. The game will be broadcast on WDUN 550 AM and 102.9 FM with Tony Schiavone calling the play-by-play.

Photo courtesy of Leslie Watts

Rochester Red Wings Batting Order:

1) Tsuyoshi Nishioka, DH

2) Pedro Florimon, SS

3) Wilkin Ramirez, LF

4) Danny Valencia, 3B

5) Sean Burroughs, 1B

6) Matt Carson, RF

7) Clete Thomas, CF

8) Michael Hollimon, 2B

9) Rene Rivera, C

G-Braves Batting Order

1) Luis Durango, CF

2) Jose Constanza, LF

3) Stefan Gartrell, DH

4) Ernesto Mejia, 1B

5) Joey Terdoslavich, 3B

6) Felix Pie, RF

7) Jose Yepez, C

8) Josh Wilson, 2B

9) Greg Paiml, SS

By: Tony Piraro

G-Braves Trying To Get Back On Track Friday

5.25.12 GBraves Game Notes

Photo courtesy of Karl Moore

The first place Gwinnett Braves (27-20) are coming off a 3-5 record on their latest road trip and began their 10-game homestand with a loss to Rochester on Thursday night. The Red Wings now lead the season series 3-2. However, first place is the most important aspect of the equation and the G-Braves have a two and a half game lead over the Charlotte Knights.

The G-Brvaes are in a stretch of nine games in their next nine days from Coolray Field. With 98 games left in the regular season, Gwinnett is indeed approaching the “dog days of summer” in good position.

Yohan Flande pitched brilliantly on Thursday night, working seven innings of one-run ball en route to the no decision. However, the southpaw has unfortunately not won a ballgame since April 14, as he has been stuck on one win since.

Ernesto Mejia extended his hit-streak to 12 games on Thursday, which is a season-high for any G-Brave hitter. The last Gwinnett Brave to record a hit-streak of 12 games was Tyler Pastornicky during his 2011 campaign with the G-Braves.

Photo courtesy of Kyle Hess

The G-Braves offense has been struggling most of this season, but they are showing signs of getting out of the slump recently. The signs however, have been showcased inconsistently which touches a trend around baseball….pitchers are dominating. The bats have yet to wake up across professional baseball, so it may take Gwinnett a bit longer to find their rhythm. Thursday night the G-Braves collected eight hits in total, but Josh Wilson and Luis Durango accounted for six of the eight hits.

Gwinnett is boasting both International League Players of the Week for the past week. Pitcher Todd Redmond received the IL Pitcher of the Week award, while Ernesto Mejia walked away with the IL Batter of the Week. Both join teammate Stefan Gartrell as this years G-Braves recipients of the award this season. All three will be looking to shoulder the load as Gwinnett looks to start another impressive streak at home from Coolray Field.

Rochester Red Wings (20-26, 6th IL North) vs Gwinnett (27-20, 1st IL South) 

The Red Wings are in town for a four-game set as they continue their stretch of eight straight games against one another. The two teams split their four-game set in Rochester just days ago, before Rochester upended Gwinnett 3-1 on Thursday.

Friday, May 25 Starting Line-up from Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, Georgia:

G-Braves right-hander Eric Junge (3-4, 3.64) will oppose Rochester southpaw Matt Maloney (0-0, 0.00) in a game that is scheduled for a 7:05 p.m. first pitch. John Smoltz is in the house Friday as he will be signing his book Starting and Closing. The game will be broadcast on WDUN 550 AM and 102.9 FM with Tony Schiavone calling the play-by-play.

Photo courtesy of Leslie Watts

Rochester Red Wings Batting Order:

1) Tsuyoshi Nishioka, DH

2) Pedro Florimon, SS

3) Wilkin Ramirez, LF

4) Danny Valencia, 3B

5) Sean Burroughs, 1B

6) Matt Carson, RF

7) Clete Thomas, CF

8) Michael Hollimon, 2B

9) J.R. Towles, C

G-Braves Batting Order

1) Luis Durango, CF

2) Jose Constanza, LF

3) Stefan Gartrell, DH

4) Ernesto Mejia, 1B

5) Joey Terdoslavich, 3B

6) Felix Pie, RF

7) Josh Wilson, SS

8) J.C. Boscan, C

9) Lance Zawadski, 2B

By: Tony Piraro

John Smoltz Appearance Tonight at Coolray Field

 

The former Atlanta Braves legend John Smoltz will be appearing at Coolray Field on Friday, May 25 to autograph his book, Starting and Closing. The future Hall-of-Famer will be signing his book only, until game time and then he will be throwing out the first pitch of the game between the Gwinnett Braves and Rochester Red Wings scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Smoltz will be signing his book in the picnic area along the first base line at Coolray Field.

John Smoltz was one of the greatest pitchers of his era amidst the 20th and 21st century. He is the only player in Major League history to record a 50-save and 20-win season respectively. The right-hander won 24 games in 1996 as a starting pitcher and saved 55 games as a closer in 2002. He was truly a man who not only broke records, but he created new ones. His storied career is chronicled in-depthly in his new book, Starting and Closing. 

The book chronicles Smoltz’s final season in a major league uniform, capping a legendary career that included fourteen years as part of one of the most dominant starting rotations in baseball, a Cy Young Award, and a World Series title-all while battling and overcoming “career-ending” injuries. At age 41, Smoltz was making yet another unlikely comeback from his fifth surgery. Recounting the story of a season that tested his perseverance and deepened his faith, Smoltz flashes back to watershed moments in the skeptic-defying journey from being one of the best starting pitchers of all time, to closer, to starter again.

Be sure to be at the ballpark early to catch a glimpse of the living legend or grab a copy of Starting and Closing for John Smoltz to sign. Either way, it is Country Music Night and Fantastic Friday Fireworks as well, making tonight one unforgettable evening. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. sharp from Coolray Field.

Tickets for May 25 and all other Gwinnett Braves home games are on sale now at the Coolray Field Box Office. Call (678) 277-0340 or visit gwinnettbraves.com for more information.

By: Tony Piraro

Drew Sutton Catching Some Rays With Tampa Bay

 

Former Gwinnett Brave second baseman Drew Sutton is now living it up in the big leagues after being traded by the Braves organization four days ago. Originally, Sutton was dealt to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash. However, the Pirates didn’t hold onto him for very long, as the Buccos then shipped the switch hitter to Tampa Bay that same night. For the season, Sutton had the fourth highest batting average (.270) and was fourth on the G-Braves in hits (37) before parting ways from the Atlanta organization.

Rays manager Joe Maddon didn’t waiste anytime with Sutton’s skill-set. Tampa Bay not only sent Sutton straight to the big league club, but in his second game suiting up for the Rays Maddon started Drew Sutton at second base. The former G-Brave did not disappoint, going 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in his 2012 Major League debut. The following night against the Toronto Blue Jays, Sutton repeated his performance with another 2-for-4 game, alongside two RBI. On the season, Sutton is batting .500 with three RBI and a run scored for the Rays.

The switch hitter has done a great deal of traveling in the last five days, however it has been well worth it. After Cory Gearrin’s call-up to the big leagues with the Atlanta Braves, Sutton is just the second Gwinnett Brave this season to make an appearance in the Major League’s and he certainly won’t be the last. The first place G-Braves are boasting a wealth of talent and it’s only a matter of time before more Gwinnett players are ready for their ascension.

By: Tony Piraro

Yohan Flande Set To Face Twins Affiliate Thursday

Photo courtesy of Kyle Hess

The first place Gwinnett Braves (27-19) are coming off a 3-5 record on their latest road trip with the off-day on Wednesday. However, first place is the most important aspect the equation and the G-Braves have a three-game lead over the Charlotte Knights. The G-Brvaes begin a stretch of 10 games in their next 10 days from Coolray Field. With 99 games left in the regular season, Gwinnett is indeed approaching the “dog days of summer” in good position.

Gwinnett is boasting both International League Players of the Week for the past week. Pitcher Todd Redmond received the IL Pitcher of the Week award, while Ernesto Mejia walked away with the IL Batter of the Week. Both join teammate Stefan Gartrell as this years G-Braves recipients of the award this season. All three will be looking to shoulder the load as Gwinnett looks to start another impressive streak at home from Coolray Field.

Photo courtesy of Kyle Hess

Rochester Red Wings (19-26, 6th IL North) vs Gwinnett (27-19, 1st IL South) 

The Red Wings are in town for four more games with the G-Braves as they continue their stretch of eight straight games against one another. The two teams split their four-game set in Rochester just days ago.

Monday, May 24 Starting Line-up from Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, Georgia:

G-Braves southpaw Yohan Flande (1-3, 4.46) will make the start for Gwinnett as he will oppose Rochester righty Liam Hendriks (2-0, 1.93) scheduled for a 7:05 p.m. first pitch. Hendriks is ranked the No. 7 prospect in the Minnesota Twins organization according to Baseball America. The game will be broadcast on WDUN 550 AM and 102.9 FM with Tony Schiavone calling the play-by-play.

Photo courtesy of Kyle Hess

Rochester Red Wings Batting Order:

1) Tsuyoshi Nishioka, DH

2) Pedro Florimon, SS

3) Wilkin Ramirez, LF

4) Danny Valencia, 3B

5) Sean Burroughs, 1B

6) Matt Carson, RF

7) Clete Thomas, CF

8) Ray Chang, 2B

9) J.R. Towles, C

G-Braves Batting Order

1) Jose Constanza, LF

2) Luis Durango, CF

3) Stefan Gartrell, RF

4) Ernesto Mejia, 1B

5) Christian Marrero, DH

6) Joey Terdoslavich, 3B

7) Josh Wilson, SS

8) J.C. Boscan, C

9) Lance Zawadski, 2B

By: Tony Piraro

G-Braves Start 10-Game Homestand Thursday

Photo courtesy of Kyle Hess

The first place Gwinnett Braves (27-19) begin a 10-game stretch at home over the next 10 days, beginning Thursday from Coolray Field. The first series for the G-Braves will be against the Rochester Red Wings on the back stretch of a home-and-home series. Gwinnett is coming off a split of the four-game series with the Minnesota Twins affiliate to conclude the G-Braves eight-game road trip, which they went 3-5 on. This four-game set marks the final time these two teams will meet one another in 2012, barring a playoff appearance.

Following the departure of Rochester after four games, Lehigh Valley will stop by Lawrenceville for the week. The IronPigs are scheduled to play four games at Coolray Field, in their first four of eight games docked against Gwinnett this season. The G-Braves will venture to Pennysylvania for a four-game season series finale during the second week of June. Be sure to stop by Coolray Field as the Philadelphia Phillies affiliate boasts former Hall-of-Famer Ryne Sandberg as their manager. The second-year skipper led his IronPigs to the playoffs as the lone wildcard in his first year calling the shots.

The final two games of the 10-game homestand will bring the second place Charlotte Knights into town. The Chicago White Sox affiliate has not backed off the heels of the G-Braves, as most expected by the stage in the season. However, Gwinnett and Charlotte have split their season series so far this season with four wins per team. Following the two games against the Knights, the G-Braves will have 11 games remaining against their IL South Division foe, including two games in Charlotte immediately following the G-Braves current homestand.

Photo courtesy of Kyle Hess

Gwinnett is boasting both International League Players of the Week for the past week. Pitcher Todd Redmond received the IL Pitcher of the Week award, while Ernesto Mejia walked away with the IL Batter of the Week. Both join teammate Stefan Gartrell as this years G-Braves recipients of the award this season. All three will be looking to shoulder the load as Gwinnett looks to start another impressive streak at home from Coolray Field.

By: Tony Piraro

Eat at Joe’s? No, I’ll eat on the road.

By Tony Schiavone

Travel in the International League means many things; but for a middle-aged announcer with an increasing waist line, it means food.

 

I have been asked many times about the “best” restaurants in the various cities around the league.  My usual answer is: “I don’t know.”  The reason?  Well, we are not in the major leagues, so we don’t have the time or the funds to travel all over the city to eat.  However, there are a few places I have been to that are noteworthy, and have become pretty famous in their own right.

So, to help you with your travels, I present The Top 10 Gwinnett Braves-On-The-Road Restaurants in the International League:

10.  Carmellas Pizza Grill, Fort Mill, SC:  They used to have one of these on Carmel Road in Charlotte, and it was great.  However, it closed.  So the only one I could find is about two miles from Knights’ Stadium in the middle-of-nowhere in Fort Mill.  The pizza is loaded and is as good as you will find.  The service is great and the prices are worth noting.  Deals include a large pie with four beers.  Not bad, and plenty of TV’s to watch sports as well.

9.  Satisfaction, Durham, NC:  A pretty good sports bar with a surprisingly large list of chicken wing flavors.  It is also walking (staggering) distance from our hotel in Durham.  It’s located in historic Brightleaf Square in downtown, which is an old tobacco warehouse.  But everything in downtown Durham is a former tobacco warehouse, I think.

8.  Packo’s at the Park, Toledo, OH:  Tony Packo’s was made famous by Jamie Farr as Corp. Klinger on M*A*S*H.  This location is right next to Fifth-Third Field, so that’s an immediate plus.  It’s Hungarian food, so you will get some unique flavors.  The M*O*A*D hot dog packs quite a punch.  Paprika dumplings are odd, but tasty.  And the famous chili will burn holes in parts of your body that will surprise you.

7. Weber Grill, Indianapolis, IN:  Yes, this is named after the famous Weber Grill that many have in their backyard.  It is a little too fancy for a minor league budget, but it’s worth a try.

6.  Anchor Bar, Buffalo, NY:  The self-proclaimed originator of the “Buffalo Wing” is also a pretty cool sports bar.  My first trip there was more like a pilgrimage for the ultimate wing.  But guess what?  They taste just like a Buffalo Wing!  Go figure.

5.  McCoy Stadium Press Box, Pawtucket, RI:  Any announcer or writer or otherwise press box bum (and there are plenty of those) will tell you the food they provide for us in Pawtucket is nothing less than spectacular–as far as press box food goes.  One day last season they served ground turkey burgers, as well as Chorizo with onions and green peppers.  Wow!  Not only is it an awesome ballpark, it’s worth the trip just to eat.

4.  Rocky’s, Rochester, NY:  An old school Italian restaurant about three blocks from Frontier Field.  If you’ll notice the picture on the corresponding website or atop this article.  It looks like the place Michael Corleone killed Sollozzo in “The Godfather.” There specialty is tripe in marinara sauce.  That’s right, the inside of a cow’s belly in red sauce.  If that ain’t Old World Italian, then “forgetaboutit.”

3. Modern Diner, Pawtucket, RI:  This old diner is on the National Register of Historic Places.  To me, it’s kind of like a northern Waffle House, but hey, I love the Waffle House.  Anyway, it’s a pretty cool place to eat breakfast.  The linguica omelet is pretty tasty.

2.  Coney Island Lunch, Scranton, PA:  It’s the oldest restaurant in downtown Scranton and features the Texas Wiener.  That’s right, a Texas Wiener in Pennsylvania.  Plenty of old baseball pictures on the wall make this an interesting place to eat.  The food is very good.

1.  Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Rochester, NY:  Where can you get the very best bowl of collard greens?  Would you believe upstate New York?  Yes, it’s true.  These collards are cooked in turkey neck…A use for turkey necks!! Who knew?  Four of us ate there on a recent trip and got the family Bar-B-Que dinner serving four to six people.  It had collards, mac and cheese, cornbread, tomato and cucumber salad, chicken, ribs, brisket and pork.  Yikes!

I would love to hear any great eats suggestions you may have for the cities we frequently visit…

…My belly’s waiting.

MiLB.com’s Macot Mania: Chopper

Photo courtesy of MiLB.com

MiLB.com’s Mascot Mania started yesterday and the Gwinnett Braves very own Chopper is in the running for best mascot. It is a bracket-style competition with five rounds prior to The Finals on June 15, 2012.

Chopper can be found in the South Division of the bracket. You can vote ONLY once per round/per email, so vote with as many emails as you have.

Photo courtesy of Chris Roughgarden

It only takes 5 seconds to cast a vote for Chopper and I know he’d really appreciate the support! The G-Braves and Chopper thank you for your love and support of the best mascot in minor league baseball. 

Click the link below to vote early and often for the Gwinnett Braves mascot Chopper:

http://www.milb.com/milb/fans/mascot_mania/y2012/index.jsp

By: Tony Piraro & Anna Diez

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