MINOR LEAGUE GIVEAWAY TELLS VICK TO CHEW ON THIS: Always ones to hound on current events, the St. Paul Saints will soon be giving away a Michael Vick dog chew toy:
The idea came from Vick’s recent indictment on dogfighting charges and the ensuing public backlash. The toys will have the colors of the Atlanta Falcons and include Vick’s number 7. The Saints’ director of media relations explained, “It’s a way for our fans to let their dogs get back at Michael Vick.”
The promotion comes on the heels of the Long Beach Armada’s “Michael Vick Animal Awareness Day.” Originally, Vick jerseys and shirts were to be collected and cast into a post-game bonfire. But citing “logistics concerns”, Vick apparel was used instead as pooper scoopers for the free canine attendees.
The dog toy is just one more example of the Saints’ holy attitude towards God’s creatures. In fact, the team has a pig on the payroll, who delivers new baseballs to the umps.
But it’s doubtful that Garrison Squealor would enjoy doing the same job delivering footballs for the Vikings. Those pigskins might be someone he knows.