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Show Ike the Spike Some Love

While it’s impossible to argue that there’s a more notable mascot than the Nittany Lion in the State College area, he’s surely not the only one (and no, I’m not talking about the Nookie Monster).

Ike the Spike, mascot for current Short-Season A Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate, the State College Spikes, has made it to the semifinals in Minor League Baseball’s “Mascot Mania.” Ike was one of 64 selected from over 300 minor league mascots across the nation, and is the only short-season single A mascot to make it this far in voting.

However, Ike needs your help to make it to the final round of the bracket! Head over to the Mascot Mania website, where you can vote up to 25 times for State College’s favorite white-tailed deer. Need some more convincing? Here’s a few reasons

1. For a mascot, he boasts a pretty impressive resume.

According to his bio on MiLB’s website, Ike is the busiest mascot in the minor leagues, making over 200 community appearances a year, including THON.

2. Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia

Ike’s currently facing Phinley of the Clearwater Threshers, a Phillies affiliate. Pittsburgh fans, here’s your opportunity to gain some bragging rights over Philly fans (not that we have much to brag about this baseball season).

3. He’s got a pretty cool video

The Spikes put together a pretty intimidating video on Ike during the last round, and apparently things won’t be pretty if he loses.

So head on over and send Ike some support, voting for this round ends June 14th. Remember, you can vote up to 25 times!

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Ali Fogarty

Ali Fogarty is a senior from the suburbs of Philadelphia majoring in Public Relations and Political Science who's passionate about Netflix and everything bagels.

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