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El Paso's baseball team mascot and name to be revealed
By: Ruben Veloz
EL PASO, Texas -- After weeks of speculation, the mascot of El Paso's new triple-A baseball team will finally be unveiled at a presentation later this afternoon.
At 4:30 p.m., Mountan Star Sports group will reveal the new mascot and team colors at a press conference inside the Plaza Theatre in downtown El Paso.
The only clue out there is a red banner with a pair of eyes that's been posted all over El Paso streets and the Internet with the words that say: "They're coming."
Even the marketing company responsible for creating the team's mascot was careful not to give away too much information in a video it posted about how it came up with the design.
"It's what represents the image, the culture, the color everything of the team," said northeast El Pasoan Adrian Sobrino.
Sobrino told KFOX14 he can't wait to finally have a name associated with the team.
"Every time you see people, wearing sports teams, like the Bulls, the Nuggets, anything like that, they always associate more with the actual mascot than the actual city name," said Sobrino.
So far, the team's owners have released five possible names: Aardvarks, Buckaroos, Chihuahuas, Desert Gators, or the Sun Dogs.
But El Pasoans can't seem to pinpoint which name it will be.
"I think it has to make sense with the region," said central El Pasoan Santos Scott
Whatever the mascot will be most El Pasoans tell FKOX14 they can't wait to start wearing the team's jersey, and the new logo.
"I know El Paso supports its local teams like the Miners, and the basketball, football team, so I know once the ball gets rolling the city will be fully behind this team," said Scott.
KFOX14 will be at the event and will live stream it.
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KFOX14 reporters Bill Melugin and Genevieve Curtis will be tweeting live updates. Follow them on Twitter for pictures and behind-the-scene updates; @MeluginKFOX14 and @GenevieveKFOX14