St. Paul Saints Minor League Baseball Team Will Once Again Become the Mr. Paul Aints for Atheist Promotion

Last fall, the Minnesota Atheists and American Atheists teamed up to sponsor a minor league baseball team for a day. Seemed like the worst promotion ever, given that it’s a team not even affiliated with Major League Baseball, but the beauty came from the name-change.

For one evening, the St. Paul Saints became the Mr. Paul Aints :)

This year, the Minnesota Atheists are doing it again to promote their Regional Conference:

Packages include General [Admission] in the outfield and premium Infield (or Infidel) seating. Everyone who opts for the Infidel seats will receive a FREE, limited edition Mr. Paul or Ms. Paula Aints hat.

Information about the game and conference is available here

Christopher Pitchens would have been proud.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.

  • Tim Shea

    “Seemed like the worst promotion ever, given that it’s a team not even affiliated with Major League Baseball”

    Spoken like someone who apparently hasn’t never set foot in the Twin Cities. The St. Paul Saints is an extremely popular team and Saints games are regularly sold out.

    • Brian Westley

      And Bill Murray is a part owner. Dogs and cats, living together — mass hysteria!

      • Leiningen’s Ants

        “Yes, it’s true; that man can not pitch.”

  • Rain

    Seemed like the worst promotion ever

    It could be worse. They could sponsor the Chicago Cubs. They would have to call them the Hicago Ubs. Nobody knows what the hell and “Ub” is or where the hell “Hicago” is. It would be a promotional nightmare.

    • LeftyFPB

      I’d go see the Ubs. Any team named after a classic animator and co-creator of Mickey Mouse (Ub Iwerks) can’t be that bad….

  • Stephanie Zvan

    Hi, Hemant. Last year’s conference was an American Atheists regional conference. However, this year’s conference is put on the Minnesota Atheists, although American Atheists is providing some sponsorship.

    • Hemant Mehta

      Thanks, Stephanie — I’ve edited the post to reflect that.

      • Cat’s Staff

        Also, it’s Minnesota Atheists….not Minneapolis.

        • Hemant Mehta

          Dammit, I need some sleep. Fixed!

          • Tweekus

            As the song says: There ain’t no rest for the wicked. :P

  • Persephone

    I adore this promotion for its cleverness.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    Seemed like the worst promotion ever, given that it’s a team not even affiliated with Major League Baseball


  • baal

    I can not sit through an inning let alone a full game if it’s on TV but going to the stadium is an entirely different experience (it’s fun!). I’ve been to Saints games and would recommend this event to anyone.

    • allein

      Agreed…though it’s nice to have a game on the radio in the background sometimes. There’s something soothing about the voiceover.

  • Gus Snarp

    I love this.