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Portland Sea Dogs mascot gives ‘Dirty Dancing’ performance

June 26 (UPI) — Slugger — the mascot for the Portland Sea Dogs — danced like nobody was watching recently by performing some numbers from iconic films Dirty Dancing and Flashdance.

The dog mascot sported a fluorescent outfit from the 1980s, complete with leg warmers, during a 9-1 loss to the Reading Fightin’ Phils Thursday at Hadlock Field in Portland, Maine.

The grounds crew was on the field and players were warming up when Slugger pranced out into foul territory, between home and first base. Slugger rolled around in the grass, miming moves from Jennifer Beals, as What a Feeling played.

Portland’s prolific pooch finished a series of twirls and emphatic arm movements before pausing dramatically as Time of my Life belted through the speakers.

Slugger pointed toward a man on the grounds crew before running toward him for a finale. The mascot jumped into the man’s arms for a twirling finale, elating the crowd of nearly 6,000.

The Sea Dogs are a Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. The Fightin’ Phils are a Double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Slugger was born on May 7, 1994. He stands at 6-foot, 4-inches (with a hat).

In May he paid tribute to Wal-Mart Yodel kid with a rendition before a game. Before Thursday’s performance he danced around to Old Time Rock and Roll from Risky Business to promote 80s night.

Thursday’s themed 80s night included a DeLorean Time Machine from Back to the Future and guests were encouraged to wear 1980s costumes.

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