Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Singular Honor

If you live in or near St. Paul, even if you don't follow the minor leagues in baseball, you likely have heard of the St. Paul Saints. If you are lucky, you have gone to at least one game, because they are fun, the kind of thing the Twins tried to capture when they moved out of the Metrodome and into open-air Target Field.

Part of the fun is the Saints' mascot - or mascots. This year it's two. Pigs. A bigger part of the fun is their names. They are named after a famous couple, one of whom has local sports ties. However, they are perhaps not named as reverently as the famous couple might have wished. I'm certain they didn't have any say in the matter, in fact.

Their names? Kim Lardashian and Kris Hamphries.

The mascots are said to be very much in love, and will live together at the stadium for the entire season. It may be noted that this will be longer than their namesakes' marriage lasted.

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