Shake It Off

I didn’t long to be at Mark Light Field last night to watch the Hurricanes play the Yellow Jackets. No, I wanted to be in Coral Gables so I could get a milkshake.

Watching the game on TV satisfied my case of baseball fever, but when I got a glimpse of the milkshake race, all I could think about was sitting in the stands drinking a Ragarm (vanilla ice cream with hot fudge and sliced strawberries) at the game.

Miami baseball and milkshakes go hand in hand.


In Milwaukee, it’s sausages that take the field for a nightly mascot race.

At the National’s games, in the city known for Presidents, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and William Howard Taft are the entries in the President’s Mascot race.

And now the University of Miami has entered the mascot race tradition with their famous milkshakes. The competitors:

  • The Wizard, named for legendary UM coach Ron Fraser
  • JayRo, honors Jay Rokeach, the UM baseball announcer who has been ordering the same shake for thirty years
  • Omaha Express, named for the ultimate goal of every season’s team…a trip to the College World Series in Omaha Nebraska

If baseball isn’t enough to bring you to a college baseball game, stop by for a milkshake, and maybe you can catch the milkshake mascot race.