The minor league baseball team located here in San Antonio are the Missions. They play in Nelson Wolff Stadium, named after a former mayor. The seats are located to the south east so that the setting sun does not blind the fans.
For a minor league team, they have a number of mascots, none of whom are missionaries. The main mascot they have is the Puffy Taco, who races around the bases during the seventh inning stretch. He/it is chased by the Jalepeño and small children who try to catch him/it.
Only one time has the small child NOT caught the Puffy Taco. It’s sort of a tradition, and considered bad form if the Puffy Taco runs too fast and is not caught. It was not a pretty scene. There were many boos and jeers for the Puffy Taco for not getting caught.
I supposed this is all based on the sausage run in Milwakee (I think) where the various kinds of sausage chase each other around the bases during the seventh inning stretch. Ours is not that exciting. It’s just the kids chasing the Puffy Taco and then the Jalepeño generally jumps on him/it.
Sorry this isn’t any better than it is, but I thought you all would like to know about and see our Puffy Taco tradition for our minor league baseball team.
This post is part of a month-long series, A-Z, that I am participating in for the month of April.