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MLB Power Rankings: 25 Craziest Mascots Throughout the Minors

first thing to know about minor-league baseball is this: it's not about baseball. Sure, the leagues are training grounds for an organization's future assets, but the decisions that determine success from the player development perspective are made exclusively by big-league front offices.

A minor-league GM is a savvy businessman, not a baseball man. Teams set as their utmost objective, not winning titles or churning out talent, but packing ballparks and building relationships with fans and local sponsors. Baseball at that level is meant to be fun for even those who do not know or understand the finer aspects of the game.

Yet fans do not pay top dollar to see minor-league games, and the ballparks in which games are played generally hold fewer than ...

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