In a press release, the Seals thanked all who participated in the Name the Mascot contest. In the opinion of those who voted for Salty, there were a lot of other great suggestions.
The actual mascot has not yet been revealed. Do not be surprised if the mascot is a seal, which reflects the team name of San Diego's professional lacrosse franchise.
There is no doubt salty water and beaches are frequent along the San Diego coastline which borders the Pacific Ocean. There is also a salt factory in San Diego called South Bay Salt Works, which is also the second oldest business in San Diego, behind only the newspaper San Diego Union-Tribune. The South Bay Salt Works Company (formerly named La Punta Salt Works and the Western Salt Company) was formed in 1869. The San Diego Tribune was formed in 1868.
With the name of the mascot now in place, fans have the chance of getting even more excited about professional lacrosse coming to San Diego. The Seals will share the Valley View Casino Center with the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League.
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