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...