Giants rookie Brandon Belt has been nicknamed “baby giraffe” by the team’s broadcasters. The nickname is a reference to Belt’s goofy style and all around awkwardness. In that regard, he is not too dissimilar from a baby giraffe. Now, thanks to some creative marketing, he has a real life giraffe named after him.
The folks at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom decided to name a male giraffe calf that was born Friday “Brandon Belt.” The calf is already 6’2″ but is temporarily overshadowed by the real Brandon Belt who is 6’5″.
The real giraffe and the ballplayer apparently will meet sometime this week. I’m sure the giraffe will be charmed.
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