The El Paso Chihuahuas will wear specialty jerseys for their annual Bark in the Park promotion featuring a photo-realistic dog in a brown leather bag. When the Chihuahuas were first introduced in 2014, the reasons given for the unusual nickname were the team’s proximity to the Chihuahuan Desert, as well as the fact that chihuahuas, according to general manager Brad Taylor, “represent fun and are fiercely loyal,” like the people of El Paso.
While those attributes are certainly accurate, it is hard to see these Bark in the Park jerseys without thinking of Paris Hilton and her beloved Tinkerbell (sadly deceased).
Bark in the Park will take place August 23, and the specialty jerseys will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the El Paso Chihuahuas Foundation.
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.