Archive for September, 2008

Introducing General Gimme


General Gimme

The winner of Sabernomics.com’s name-the-Gwinnett-Braves-mascot contest is General Gimme. J. McCann had the initial suggestion of “Gwinnett’s Gimme Gimme”.

Maybe not a precisely accurate portrayal of everyone involved, but captures the attitude, I think

Bruce modified the concept, drawing from the mascot’s likeness to General Beauregard Lee and McCann’s submission.

Well, playing off it’s noted inspiration, how about General Gimme? Also he seems to have a glint in his eye that looks a bit devilish, so how about putting a bat in his right hand and a taxpayer in the glove to get whacked or perhaps a fistful of money?

It is only appropriate to announce the winner on the day that Gwinnett’s Board of Commissioners meets to approve $19 million in new spending on the stadium. It’s a morning meeting the day after Labor Day, which was announced on Friday. Do you think that is an accident?

Congratulations to J. McCann and Bruce, who will both be receiving copies of The Baseball Economist.

If you want to help choose the official mascot name—though I strongly endorse using General Gimme—you can vote here for Shadow, Pop-Up, or Chopper…lame choices.