The York Revolution (independent; Atlantic League) have announced that Blu, a six-month-old Siberian Husky, will succeed the retiring Boomer as team dog at the conclusion of the 2019 season. Fans will get their first chance to meet the incoming four-legged ambassador of Revs Time on Sunday, August 18.
Blu will make his debut at PeoplesBank Park on Sunday, August 18, as part of that weekend’s Bark in the Park, presented by East York Veterinary Center. Gates will open at noon, and Blu will help cheer on his new team in its 1 p.m. game against the rival Lancaster Barnstormers.
“Of course, no dog can replace Boomer, but Blu is ready to step in to carry on the legacy Boomer has forged over 10 seasons,” Revolution General Manager John Gibson said, adding that Blu will also assume the mantle of furry community ambassador for the team and the namesake of the Revolution’s youth reading program, which will be renamed Blu’s Book Club at the start of the 2019-2020 school year.
“We are thrilled to have once again assisted the Revs in finding this vital part of their roster,” said Jane Davis, Chair of the Board of the Directors of the York County SPCA. “Just like Boomer, Blu will be a great advocate for pet adoption and the loving additions to families that our neighbors can find at their local SPCA shelters.”
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