Mar 15, 2015; Salt River Pima-Maricopa, AZ, USA; Colorado Rockies mascot Dinger signs autographs prior to the game against the Kansas City Royals at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Dinger, the Rockies’ much-reviled purple dinosaur mascot, will have a female counterpart named Dinah in 2015, anonymous sources exclusively tell RoxPile.com
An unconfirmed report granted exclusively to RoxPile.com has indicated the Colorado Rockies will add a female dinosaur mascot to their public relations efforts in 2015.
Purple dinosaur Dinger, the Rockies current mascot, will remain in place and work in partnership with the new character.
Reports suggest the new dinosaur mascot, who is allegedly going to be named Dinah, will either be Dinger’s biological sister, or love interest.
It’s unclear at this point in time exactly what Dinah looks like. Presunably, it will be an anthropomorphic purple dinosaur similar to Dinger, but perhaps more feminized.
“Reports suggest the new dinosaur mascot, who is allegedly going to be named Dinah, will either be Dinger’s biological sister, or love interest.”
Long have the Rockies tried to appeal to greater parts of the Denver region, as well as demographics that are not typically baseball fans, and Dinah is seen as an extension of those outreach efforts.
For fans, it stands to reason that perhaps a female mascot will appeal to young girls, and families with daughters, where Dinger has previously failed.
Of course, Dinger has had issues in the past, and it appears the club has gotten sick of hanging their hat on his presence alone to interact with fans during the game.
Often a fixture in the stadium, Dinger has also come under fire for standing behind the plate in the ninth inning of games. Rockies officials have allegedly been trying to soften Dinger’s effect on games and fans for some time now, our source acknowledges.
Looking for confirmation, we’ve not been given word yet if Major League Baseball will impose a ninth-inning Dinger ban, or if Dinah will be connected to Dinger’s antics.
Several calls to the Rockies’ front office and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred went unreturned as of press time. We will continue to monitor the situation and report back as it develops.
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And, now, don’t believe anything you read on the Internet on April 1st. Jon Gray did not tear his UCL. Troy Tulowitzki has not been traded to the Yokohama Bay Stars.
Your best bet is to shut off the Internet and go outside until the 2nd.