The Saint Paul Saints turn, for one night, into an atheist team: “The Mr. Paul Aints”

The Minnesota Atheists have once again miraculously persuaded a minor-league baseball team, the St. Paul (Minnesota) Saints, to become, for one brief shining game, the “Mr. Paul Aints”.  Yes, on Saturday, July 16, it will be “Atheist Night” at CHS Field, where the team will be wearing “Mr. Paul Aints” jerseys during their game.  You can also buy special teeshirts that feature the scarlet atheist “A,” here—and for only $20. Here’s what they look like:

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Unbelievable fun!


Inb truth, I’d prefer a Lakewood Blueclaws Caturday Jersey, but the team’s claim that a limited number would be made available online hasn’t materialized, and the merchandise manager hasn’t answered my desperately pleading email.


Isn’t it lovely?


h/t: Blue


  1. Gregory Kusnick
    Posted July 11, 2016 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    Will they be selling fish sticks in lieu of hot dogs?

    • Hempenstein
      Posted July 11, 2016 at 11:07 pm | Permalink


  2. bluemaas
    Posted July 11, 2016 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    And with the smashing Freedom From Religion Foundation co – sponsoring this specifically godless game, there is, additionally, its statement that “the Infield (aka “Infidel”) section has sold out, but a few general admission seats are available.” Guess who gets to sing our nation’s national anthem?!

    Because a bagazillion pieces of scripturally creepy muck such as this one seem to exist [“A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet” (1 Timothy 2:11-12)], there then, as well, is the Ms Paula Aints – jersey for sale here [] “to appropriately honor the misogynistic views and biblical instructions against women written by the Apostle P A U L.”

    God LESS America !

    • Kevin
      Posted July 11, 2016 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

      God LESS America! That was a double take. I will have to remember that one.

  3. Posted July 11, 2016 at 5:09 pm | Permalink


    Sent from my iPad


  4. Hempenstein
    Posted July 11, 2016 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    And take that, Michelle Bachmann*!


    America’s befriending atheism continues, one increment at a time. Skeptical? Imagine if this was 1963, if you’re old enough.

  5. Hempenstein
    Posted July 11, 2016 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    Also noted, if Mr Paul was Est. 2012, this ain’t the first one.

    • Walt Jones
      Posted July 12, 2016 at 8:02 am | Permalink

      Yes, it’s become a tradition that gets positive attention on local media (usually with a smirk, but you take what you can get).

  6. Posted July 12, 2016 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    I’m not one for watching baseball, minor league or otherwise, but this is sure amusing – and curiously welcome. (I’m from a province where there is “Saint(e)” everywhere, after all.)

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