Minor league baseball team gets mascots: Chompers, Chew Chew

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A new minor league baseball team in Hartford, Connecticut, will have two mascots.

The Colorado Rockies Double-A affiliate the Hartford Yard Goats introduced Chompers and Chew Chew to the public Friday.

Chompers is a male green furry goat character with blue horns and a tuft of chin hair the team calls a goat-ee. Chew Chew is a female blue furry goat with green horns and pink lipstick.

Their names were selected from among 4,000 submissions in an online contest.

Chompers was submitted by 10-year-old Middlefield resident Lauren Konefal. Chew Chew was submitted by 10-year-old Farmington resident Jeffrey Boyleton. Lauren and Jeffrey won season tickets.

The team is moving to Hartford from New Britain, where it was known as the Rock Cats. It opens play in April in a new $56 million stadium.

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