Minor league baseball team accused of insensitivity for naming mascot after weight-loss drug

Minor league baseball team accused of insensitivity for naming mascot after weight-loss drug


A minor league baseball team in Minnesota will keep the name of its pig mascot despite an outcry on social media about possible insensitivity.

The St. Paul Saints, a Triple-A club affiliated with the Minnesota Twins, have had a new pig with its own unique name as a mascot every year ever since the team moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1992. Over the years, fans have submitted fun and creative suggestions for the team’s oinker: Notorious P.I.G. – Piggy Smalls in 2003, Daenerys Hoggaryen in 2019, and 867530Swine in 2022.

This year was no different. After careful consideration, the team selected OzemPig, a play on the name of the popular weight-loss drug Ozempic. In a statement to announce the name, the team even offered a cute

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