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Arkansas Travelers unveil two new mascots

By Arkansas Online

This article was published March 25, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.


The Arkansas Travelers unveiled two new mascots on Tuesday afternoon: Ace The Horse, and Otey The Swamp Possum.

What do you think about Otey, the Arkansas Travelers' recently unveiled swamp possum mascot?

  • I like him! 29% 28 votes
  • I think he's ugly and/or feeds negative Arkansas stereotypes. 58% 56 votes
  • Hey, what happened to Shelly? 7% 7 votes
  • I don't care. 3% 3 votes
  • I'm ambivalent or undecided. 1% 1 vote

95 total votes.

— Arkansas Travelers officials announced two new mascots for the 2014 season on Tuesday afternoon.

Ace the Horse and Otey the Swamp Possum will represent the team during its upcoming season at Dickey-Stephens Park.

Otey was named after R.C. Otey, the former Traveler infielder and groundskeeper, according to a Travelers news release.

Ace and Otey were built by Custom Characters of Glendale, Calif., a company that includes work for The Walt Disney Company, Dreamworks, Peanuts, Warner Bros., Paramount and 20th Century Fox, the news release states.


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