Missoula is a mascot mecca and one of them is once again taking on the world! Okay, a little over-dramatic there. But Minor League Baseball did announce that Ollie Osprey will take on the other seven Pioneer League mascots for Pioneer League Mascot of the Year. First-round voting is underway through noon on Thursday, August 11. If Ollie knocks off his Pioneer League rivals, he moves on to compete with mascots from all the other minor leagues for the title of Minor League Baseball National Mascot of the Year.

Ollie needs your votes! You can visit milb.com/mascotmania - that will be linked through missoulaosprey.com and through the Osprey's social media sites. And just for participating you can enter into a sweepstakes drawing! Fans can vote an unlimited number of times through the online ballot! Good luck, Ollie. And go Osprey!!! DB