Man Who Saved A Pig Honored By IronPigs

We could not make this story up if we tried. The Lehigh Valley IronPigs, a minor league affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, are honoring Jeff Olson, of La Center, Wash., for providing life-saving CPR to...a pig. Named Pig Pig. ↵

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↵The story is actually pretty incredible. Olson and his wife run a farm, and the little piglet's mother got sick during the birthing process. After Pig Pig was born, the mother pig fell on her piglet, crushing the little porker in the process. ↵

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↵⇥"He did the first thing that came to mind, which is mouth to snout," Heidi Olson said. ↵
↵To make the story even weirder, Pig Pig is the only surviving piglet of the litter, and the mother pig ended up dying. Pig Pig was nursed with a pack of Red Heeler puppies, and seems to be doing fine. ↵

↵The IronPigs jumped on the story and, in typical minor-league fashion, turned it into a promotion. They sent a package to the Olson family, including an IronPigs sweatshirt, a bottle of Listerine, a tube of ChapStick and tickets if they're ever in the Lehigh Valley, and even released a statement from their mascot, FeRROUS: ↵

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↵⇥“On behalf of FeFe and all pigs in the Lehigh Valley, I would like to porksonally say ‘thank you’ to Mr. Olson for going above and beyond the Call of Suey. By risking life, limb and a lifetime of bad breath, little Pig Pig will one day be able to go to the market.” ↵
↵And yes, in case you're wondering, the IronPigs do offer pork products on their menu, including the Porker Sandwich, Nachos Porker and a Pig Stop Carving Station. This is both the most heart-warming and delicious post we'll have all day. ↵

↵(H/T The Last Angry Fan) ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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