The Potomac Nationals (Washington’s single-A affiliate) had a fire at their home stadium last week, and they’ve placed their mascot on the disabled list as a result. The team sent out this hilarious press release on Friday afternoon to announce the news about mascot “Uncle Slam”:
The Potomac Nationals have announced the following roster move:
Mascot Uncle Slam placed on 60-Day DL (retroactive to 7/4)
That currently puts the P-Nats at zero mascots which is under the Carolina League minimum of one mascot. Uncle Slam will miss the remainder of the season due to the fire at the Pfitz and is recovering but will be fully healthy for the 2013 season. Expect Uncle Slam in 2013 to be new and improved at the Pfitz with a brand new attitude!
With Potomac under the Carolina League minimum of one mascot, the P-Nats are looking for help from any team or organization that is willing to let Potomac adopt their mascot. Any mascot willing to sign on for a two-month contract with the Potomac Nationals will be handsomely rewarded with baseball bucks, Chilli’s Lemonade, Chick-Fil-A sandwiches and the chance to watch fireworks every Saturday night.
The press release goes on to provide contact information for the team in case anyone is willing to lend them a mascot. We wish them well in their search. And why is it that the Potomac Nats seem to have so many problems with their field?