From the Pincher Creek Voice:
Liam Nazarek is a 16 year old Pincher Creek athlete. He has been growing his hair for a year with the plan to donate it in September to make wigs for kids with cancer, an issue close to his heart. On Wednesday evening this week he was forced to choose: cut his hair or be barred from playing for his baseball team, Pincher Creek's Junior Dust Devils.
That Possum (Opossum, if you're feeling fancy) is one of two new mascots for the Minor League's Arkansas Travelers. Somehow the new mascot manages to be accidentally creepy and completely non-threatening while also perpetuating crass stereotypes of the south. Good on ya, Travelers!