Whether or not the Paw stays in PawSox is anyone’s guess, but politicking and a wooing Worcester aside, its seems like the team’s heart is in Rhode Island. Exhibit A would be this month’s most unexpected Ocean State crossover – the August 16 debut of the Pawtucket Hot Wieners. For one night only, the PawSox will don a new uniform and logo in a nod to the state’s favorite late night bite, complete with neon sign-style text treatment and a new mascot in the form of a Dachshund in a hot dog bun, naturally prepared “All the Way.”
“The Hot Wiener, all the way, is a taste of Rhode Island,” says PawSox Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing Rob Crain. “We hope Rhode Islanders enjoy this opportunity to have a little fun when we take the field on August 16 as the Pawtucket Hot Wieners.”
In addition to the new look for the team, local vendors will be selling Hot Wieners, the first 50 guests wearing Pawtucket Hot Wiener swag (hats and shirts are for sale online) can join in a hot wiener eating contest, and fans with Dachshunds are invited to bring them to the park for a wiener dog parade before the game. The Durham Bulls might not know what’s happening, but maybe someone can take them out to New York System after the game and yell at them all for ordering their wieners the wrong way.