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Alex Shoemaker

Alex's passion is writing about NW sports, and as a native Eugenian and Churchill High School alumni, he understands how important sports are to the Eugene community. He also received his degree from the University of Oregon in 2013. After a year as Sports Editor at EDN, Alex is now the Sports Editor at the Buffalo Bulletin in Buffalo, Wyoming. You can reach Alex on Twitter @MrAlexShoemaker
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Catching Up With the Ems This Offseason

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Sluggo Trick or Treat Contest

The Eugene Emeralds have launched their first annual Trick or Treat with Sluggo Contest.  The Emeralds lovable mascot, Sluggo, will be conducting a county-wide costume contest looking for the best in creativeget-ups that Eugene has to offer.  The winning costume will get an exclusive visit from Sluggo on Halloween Night for a round of “Trick or Treating”.

Fans can submit pictures to Sluggo’s Facebook page (“Sluggo Emeralds”). The winner will be selected by the bright green bear himself with special considerations given to baseball, bear or baseball-bear related costumes.

“Our whole staff is excited to see the costume pictures rolling in,” said Emeralds Assistant General Manager Sarah Heth. “The Trick or Treat Contest is just another way for Sluggo to connect with his many admirers because of course Sluggo doesn’t just hibernate all winter long.”

Parents and guardians wanting to enter their children into thecontest must submit a photo of their child, in costume, onto Sluggo’s official Facebook page by Monday, October 29, 2012 at noon.  Sluggo will be “Trick of Treating” from 6:30-7:30pm on Wednesday, October 31. Contestants must live within 20 miles of PK Park, or be able to meet Sluggo in Eugene.

Ems Up for National Awards

The Eugene Emeralds Baseball Club, short-season A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, has been nominated for the Larry McPhail Award.  This award is presented to the team that demonstrated outstanding and creative marketing and promotional efforts within its community, its ballpark (including non-game day events), and in media and promotional materials.  The award will be handed out during the Baseball Winter Meetings held December 3-6 in Nashville, TN.

In addition, Emeralds Assistant General Manager, Sarah Heth, has been named the Northwest League Woman Executive of the Year as voted on at the league meetings last week.  Sarah was also selected as the Northwest League nominee for the Rawlings Female Executive of the Year Award.  The award is based on outstanding contributions by a female executive to a Minor League ball club or league throughout the season.  The prominent award, which has been given out annually since 1976, will also be presented at the Winter Meetings in Nashville.

Sarah just finished her second season with the Emeralds and 12th in minor league baseball.  Originally from Appleton, Wisconsin, Sarah has worked for the Joliet Hammers, Lake Elsinore Storm, Norfolk Tides and Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

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