Saturday, January 10, 2015


Down time.
We all need it.
Time that we can just kickback and maybe just wait for the next onslaught to hit. When Slugger, the Portland Sea Dogs' mascot, hits the road in the off season, he ends up doing a lot of hugging, waving and mugging for the camera. Yesterday, he visited Bonny Eagle Middle School promoting the "Slugger Reading Challenge" on behalf of the Portland Sea Dogs. He was up early and ready for middle schoolers at 7 AM. Here he rests and waits for the 'friendly assault' coming around the corner. I guess it wasn't a case of 'letting THIS sleeping dog lie' yesterday.
So next question- So what's sea dog anyway?
very experienced sailor?
seal or a similar marine mammal?
A mythical beast-like dog with fins, webbed feet and scaly tail?
A minor league baseball player? 
There were lots of questions like these when the name was selected in 1994.


  1. Slugger is the perfect choice and would definitely appeal to Middle Schoolers!

  2. Love the mascot, is he a very experienced sailor?

  3. cool to see him visiting schools. :)

  4. When I was in the Navy, I met a lot of salty sea dogs but they didn't look anything like this cute guy. And what the heck were you doing at a middle school? Didn't you get enough of that in your lifetime? :)

  5. I think there's something wrong with the size of his head...

  6. It's a drink! No, that is salty dog.

  7. I echo the question: whatever were you doing at a middle school at 7 a.m.? Is the Birdman fighting winter cabin fever? Missing munchkin energy? Inquiring minds want to know!

  8. Can't stay away from the old school, can you?

  9. Cool! So you made a guest appearance? Perhaps you ARE Slugger?