We have a name for this year’s four-legged St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) pig mascot: Stephen Colboar.
This was a good year for Saints porcine nicknames, as evidenced by the team’s press release:
The Saints were looking for a humorous name that Minnesotan’s could gravitate towards (Johnny Hamziel), but sometimes a great idea on paper doesn’t pan out (Bic Underwear). The Saints wanted a pig name with some pizazz (Teddy Bridgewiener) and who better than one of the most revered people in the comedy world (the Magic Hour). After much politicking and debate the long list was narrowed down (ranked choice voting) and after 45 minutes it was decided. The new four-legged mascot for the St. Paul Saints (circus on steroids) is none other than Stephen Colboar.
With Colboar taking over the four-legged mascot duties All You Need to Know is it’s going to be a Late Night. All the pregame jokes and skits may be a little more conservative this season, but Formidable Opponents believe the Saints will continue with their wacky antics with the four-legged swine. The truthiness of the situation is Colboar will deliver baseballs to the umpire and follow in the footsteps of many great pigs before him.
Many former Saints mascots will be out on opening day in a show of solidarity as part of the Colboar Super PAC. Fans will have the opportunity to enjoy delicious pieces of Ham Rove, the advisor and chief strategist of the famed Super PAC who met an untimely demise.
Da Colboar Code establishes how the Saints got to their 2014 pig name through names they elected not to go with. Alex Hogriguez…G.O.A.T (greatest oinker all time)…Baconcé…Kristen Piig…YOMO (You Only Mascot Once)…Boar Squealpig, Baconball Commissioner…Stephen Colboar.
During the previous 21 seasons the Saints have had a pig mascot and each has had a unique name. Many of the names play on hot topics of the year, current events or local celebrities. In 2012 the Saints had two mascots for the first time: Kim Lardashian and Kris Hamphries. Past names have included last season’s Mackleboar, Brat Favre (2010), Slumhog Millionaire (2009), Boarack Ohama (2008), Notorious P.I.G. – Piggy Smalls (2003) and Kevin Bacon (2001).
Stephen Colboar will make his first Midway Stadium appearance at the team’s home opener on Thursday, May 15 for the Saints 7:05 p.m. game against the Gary SouthShore Railcats.
We’ll be there, too: a day-night doubleheader starting at Target Field and ending at Midway Stadium. Next season we’ll be able to take the train during a similar doubleheader — but then again, we’ll be tailgating at Midway before tomorrow’s game.
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