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Please explain to me how we eneded up with a groudhog

The new Gwinnett Braves are holding tryouts for their mascot:

The G-Braves will be holding auditions to portray Chopper — a corpulent cartoon groundhog — at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville. No experience necessary, though reserved types who hate to dance might want to look elsewhere.

In case you didn't know, corpulent = "excessively fat" -- a wonderful message to send to the youth about baseball.

But seriously, a groundhog? I didn't know that Gwinnett was known for their groundhog population. Surely there are better mascots in the world. I mean, Diamond Duck was a helluva lot better than "Chopper the groundhog." How lame...


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