In a juicy mystery that was harder to crack than opening a pickle jar, the Portland Pickles reunited with their mascot Dillon.
The summer collegiate baseball team revealed Dillon alive and well at a press conference Thursday morning. “I’m happy to announce – thrilled to announce — that Dillon T. Pickle was recovered,” Portland Pickles general manager Ross Campbell announced.
Dillon then walked out and was welcomed with cheers outside Voodoo Doughnut Too in Northeast Portland. He had been missing in action for over a week.
THANK YOU to everyone that got involved and helped spread the word about Dillon's disappearance! We are thrilled to announce that after nine long days, Dillon T. Pickle has returned home! #DillonIsHome— Portland Pickles (@picklesbaseball) February 17, 2022
Full press release: https://t.co/T5jelhQt9F pic.twitter.com/yDywhhm9fE
The saga began when the mascot costume was lost while team officials returned from a trip to the Dominican Republic. Then, after Delta Air Lines found the luggage and dropped it off in Portland last week, it was stolen by a porch pirate.
Campbell said that someone found the missing costume and dropped it off Wednesday at the doughnut shop. The person, who the team called a “world hero,” asked to remain anonymous and said the costume had been left behind on a TriMet bus.
The Pickles said Dillon was a little worse for wear after his unexpected adventure. But he had a nice brine bath and he’s feeling better.