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During the inaugural season of No Rhubarb! we faithfully followed the exploits of Our Favorite Rainier, outfielder Adam Jones. Jones is in Baltimore now, on his way to what we firmly believe will be a long and excellent career. The title of Our Favorite Rainier cannot stay vacant though, and we will take the next few days to find our new favorite. This year we will let you, the reader chime in on the subject. No Rhubarb! will present the case of several players and then let you vote who you think is Our Favorite Rainier. After which we will almost certainly ignore the results and just name whomever we want anyway.

Next Up: Rhubarb!

Rhubarb is the mascot of your Tacoma Rainiers, a reindeer born in the Mt. Rainier National Park. According to the bio posted on, he was born of parents Rhubob and Rhubarbara, then moved to Cheney Stadium in 1995. He entertains children and fans at Rainiers games and makes public appearances all year long.
Three Reasons Why Rhubarb is Our Favorite Rainier
1.Beloved by (most) children.
2.Always fun and cheerful.
3.The Face of the Tacoma Rainiers.
Three Reasons Why Rhubarb is NOT Our Favorite Rainier
1.Technically NOT a ballplayer.
2.Possibly devours children.
3.Crossdressing Reindeer probably not what the New York Knickerbockers had in mind when they came up with the rules of the game.
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1 Comment:

  1. beerandhotdogs said...
    What about Ronnie Prettyman? WIth a $5-dollar handle like that, I'm sure he got ribbed more than once. He was a fave for a long time, and when he did "autograph duty" just inside the gates, he seemed pleased to be there. Not the best on the roster, but came through in the clutch on more than one occasion. The pileup at 3B did him I'm sure...know where he ended up?


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