Shelley the Pistachio isnt a mascot who needs to come out of her shell.
The newest member of the Modesto Nuts mascot team made a grand debut at Fridays home game against the High Desert Mavericks. She arrived in a classic convertible and proceeded to dance and cartwheel to a medley of songs including What I Like About You and I Like to Move It.
Shelley joins the Nuts initial mascots, Al the Almond and Wally the Walnut. Her name was suggested by Gina Macias of Riverbank during a two-month contest, and was voted the winner by fans.
The fans made a great choice with the name Shelley, said Nuts General Manager Tyler Richardson. For her winning suggestion, Macias got a limo ride to the game Friday and a night out at John Thurman Field in one of the Nuts suites with 15 guests.