Sunday, May 24, 2009

St. Paul Saints Lampoon Senate Race

The St. Paul Saints will do their part this weekend to declare a winner in the drawn-out Minnesota Senate race. The independent minor league team said third-party candidate Dean Barkley would throw out the first pitch at Saturday night's game against the Sioux Falls Canaries. Barkley ran against Republican incumbent Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken in an election that's now before the state Supreme Court.The first 2,500 fans would receive a doll with the faces of both Coleman and Franken on one body. The doll is dressed like Count von Count from "Sesame Street" and is called the "Re-Count." The team joked that fans can turn the doll's head to show one face or the other, and lawyers would be on hand to help determine their intent. Challenges can be submitted to the Saints Fan Services Booth, the team said. The team promised to make the game results official by mid-June - which would hopefully be after the courts are finished with the Senate race.