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Hartford Yard Goats promoting new team name, monkey rodeo

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The Hartford Yard Goats, the city’s minor league baseball team, has some tricks planned for the upcoming season.

Fans will get to experience a Cowboy Monkey Rodeo in June.

According to team officials, monkeys wearing cowboy outfits will ride around the field on dogs.

Dave "The Bullet" Smith will be shot from a cannon later in the year.

In August, the team plans to play as the "Steamed Cheeseburgers."

It is the Yard Goats' second season at Dunkin' Donuts Park.

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