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Go Nuts for the Peanuts

December 3, 2006

Albany -- They've got a name and a logo.

Players are starting to appear on a roster.

Now the South Georgia Peanuts are focusing in on the face of their franchise and naming the mascot.

The influence of the new team can already be seen at Paul Eames Stadium, with the new logo plastered on hats, t-shirts, and baseballs.

Much like the name the team contest, the Peanuts are asking for South Georgia's help in naming the new mascot.

General Manager Keith Michlig says after the outpouring of creativity for a team name, once again involving the community with the mascot moniker was an easy decision.

"It really was a no-brainer when it came down to it," says Michlig. "We wanted to give the community the opportunity come up with the name for the mascot. The Peanuts are a community team, and it's only fitting the community takes part in naming the mascot, who's going to be our biggest ambassador out there."

The contest winner will receive four tickets to opening night, a fifty dollar gift certificate to the team store, and a baseball autographed by the team.

Fans can submit their entries at www.southgeorgiapeanuts.com.

The South Coast League opens in May.

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