Tacoma Rainiers

Rhubarb Goes Too Far in Support of R Hat R City, Arrested for Vandalism

UPDATE: R Hat R City extended thru Tuesday, Dec. 3

TACOMA, WA– Tacoma Rainiers mascot Rhubarb the Reindeer was arrested this week for placing a giant Rainiers hat on top of the iconic Fircrest water tower, which overlooks Cheney Stadium, as R City News first reported on Wednesday. Rhu is currently out on bail and is not considered a flight risk, according to authorities.

The alleged caribou criminal was showing his support for R Hat R City, the team’s initiative to donate $5 from every Rainiers hat sold this November to Jason Lee Middle School’s “Watts Up!” solar project. A team spokesperson said that “[Rhubarb the Reindeer’s] marketing efforts are appreciated, but there are better ways to support this important project than taking the time to hoist over-sized merchandise onto city-owned property. Just buy a hat instead.”

Purchase Tacoma Rainiers hats HERE.

Learn more about R Hat R City HERE.

Tacoma Rainiers hats and other merchandise can be purchased at the Cheney Stadium Team Store or thru the online team store. The Cheney Stadium Team Store is open Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT. More information about “R Hat R City” can be found at the link here.

To inquire about 2020 season tickets and hospitality options, contact tickets@wertacoma.com. The most up-to-date news and notes about the Rainiers throughout the season can be found by WeRTacoma.com, or by following the Rainiers on Twitter (@RainiersLand), Instagram (tacomarainiers) and liking the team on Facebook.

– This Is R City –

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