Updated 10/12/10

In Podcast #35 all four of the Trekkers are back together for game night at the Diamond.  We’ll take you behind the scenes at a baseball game to show you all the goods and services that are involved in making game night fun for the whole family.  Meet the people who control the score board, announce the players, shoot off the fireworks, entertain the crowds, cook your food, and help you find your seat.  You’ll even meet Nutzy the mascot.  Plus, find out which Trekker can throw a baseball the fastest! Come on, let's go trekkin'!

The Flying Squirrels mascot and name were created by regular people who entered contests.  The name “Flying Squirrels” was submitted by Brad Mead (source) and the mascot’s name, Nutzy, was submitted by Terry Guevara (source).  Even the logo was created by two regular guys named Jason & Casey (source) who were best friends since kindergarten and always dreamed of designing logos for sports teams.  Now they have own their own company Plan B. Branding.  Have you ever noticed how the Flying Squirrels logo is very similar to the shape of Virginia?  Pretty cool!  So are there really flying squirrels in our state?  Yes, there are, and you can read more about them here. In fact, Brad Mead, who invented the name and lives in Prince George County, had a run-in with a flying squirrel while clearing some brush! (source)

SOL Correlation:

K.7b The student will b) recognize that people use money to purchase goods.

1.7 The student will explain the difference between goods and services and will describe how people are both buyers and sellers of goods and services.

2.9 The student will explain that scarcity (limited resources) requires people to make choices about producing and consuming goods and services.

3.8 The student will recognize the concepts of specialization (being an expert in one job, product, or service) and interdependence (depending on others) in the production of goods and services (in ancient Greece, Rome, the West African empire of Mali, and in the present).

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The Flying Squirrels logo is very similar to the shape of Virginia

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