The Charleston Dirty Birds of the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball are set to go Latin, as the team today announced their Latin Identity, Pájaros Sucios de Charleston, to be played on five Thursdays during the 2023 season.
“This is an amazing addition to our 2023 promotional lineup,” Dirty Birds’ General Manager Jeremy Taylor said. We’re excited to be able to celebrate the local Latin community throughout the season,”
The Pájaros Sucios is a Day of the Dead-themed evolution of the original Dirty Birds mascot. The insanely cool logo retains the blue eyes and orange beak, and the headlamp now features a candle, emblematic of the traditions that make the Day of the Dead the cultural icon it is today. The name, Pájaros Sucios, translates to ‘Dirty Birds’ in Spanish. Pronunciation: PAH-HAH-ROH SOO-SYOH.
The notion of the Dirty Birds’ Latin identity originated from Minor League Baseball’s Copa de la Diversion (“Fun Cup”), which started in 2018 in Minor League Baseball with half of the teams participating. This is the first year that the Dirty Birds will introduce their Latin persona and the team will wear specially designed jerseys and hats for each of these games featuring the Pájaros Sucios name and logo.
“Creating a promotional element that involves the celebration of the Latin Community within the game of baseball has been a huge part of this process,” Manager of Entertainment Eden Douglas said. “We wish to celebrate all members of the Latin Community and highlight those in Charleston as well as the members of our roster.”
Pájaros Sucios Dates:
Thursday, May 25
Thursday, June 29
Thursday, July 20
Thursday, August 24
Thursday, September 7
— Jerry Del Priore