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New Royals Mascot -- Expert Wiener Handler

2/26/2010 4:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

New Royals Mascot -- Expert Wiener HandlerThe Kansas City Royals have selected the next person to play Sluggerrr the mascot -- and TMZ has learned the super fan is training hard to avoid the same wiener-related drama that's plaguing his predecessor.

The man donning the lion costume is Rob Montepare -- and we're told he's already made plans to enter a mascot boot camp run by the guy who played the original Phillie Phanatic, Dave Raymond.

Raymond tells us he plans on teaching Montepare the ways of the air gun along with other drills that emphasize mascot safety.

For some reason, we called the San Diego Chicken for comment and he gave us the following random statement: "I don't handle air gun weaponry."

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1.

OhWell    

Harvey Just Loves wieners

1610 days ago
2.

Jerry Martin    

I bet he spends a lot of time handling his own wiener.

1611 days ago
3.

Kimposter    

SHOCKING!!!!!!!!!!!Ask me about my weiner..............dog.

1611 days ago
4.

Maniacal Zebra    

The picture is reversed. Try posting it again, this time forwards. ;)

1611 days ago
5.

rob from KC    

hey slugggggger throw the weiners to me. it saves me $4.00 !!!

1610 days ago

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