The Daytona Tortugas have already paid homage to The Hangover this season, and tonight they’re commemorating another modern classic. Fifteen years after we were graced with the quirky but lovable Napoleon Dynamite, the Tortugas will wear “Vote for Shelldon” uniforms, replacing Napoleon’s adopted cause, his friend Pedro, with their turtle mascot Shelldon.
The jerseys, in the style of a ringer T with ironed-on Cooper Black lettering, will be auctioned off throughout the weekend.
Paul Caputo is a grown man who collects plastic ice cream helmet sundaes from minor league baseball stadiums because he likes logos that much. He is the author of the first book published by SportsLogos.net, The Story Behind the Nickname: The Origins of 100 Classic, Contemporary, and Wacky Minor League Baseball Team Names. He can be found on Twitter at @Count2Baseball and he maintains the Countdown to Spring Training on Facebook. Paul is a Philadelphia sports fan, but he's not so bad.