The Official Mascot for YOUR Eugene Emeralds
Once upon a time, in the thick trees of Spencer Butte, a furry green bear named Sluggo was born. After finding an abandoned pair of binoculars one day, Sluggo found himself intrigued by something happening in the city sprawled below him...baseball. But not just any baseball - Emeralds Baseball!
Sluggo loved to sit up on the butte and watch the Emeralds STOMP their competition at Civic Stadium. He cheered as the Ems hit home runs over the fence, turned double plays and made diving catches in the outfield.
"One of these days, I'm going to play for the Emeralds", thought the little green fur ball.
But there were two issues: 1) None of the other players had green hair all over their body and 2) Sluggo wasn't all that athletic in the first place.