There were other reasons to replace the Power Pack, Milovich said: the mascots were getting a lot of wear and tear after five years on the job.
He said most mascot costumes only last two to four years but the five characters have shared the workload. They're developing some problems, though. One of Hydro's eyes, for instance, is falling out.
Appalachian Power Park has shown videos over the last three weeks detailing how the Pack was "fired." Milovich said they're off to Washington, D.C. to work on a new energy policy for the country.
The team also developed an elaborate back-story for Chuck, which was shown before Tuesday's game. It goes something like this:
Poor Charlie, father of the Charleston Charlies' original owner Bob Levine, found the strange-looking creature in his scrap yard decades ago. The thing didn't have a name, so Charlie dubbed it Chuck.
Naturally, Chuck became the Charlies' biggest fan and regularly watched their games at the now-demolished Watt Powell Park. He usually chose to watch from the train tracks behind the field, though, since he feared normal-looking fans would poke fun at him.
Chuck was greatly dismayed when the Charlies left Charleston in 1983 and wandered the country looking for another minor league team to root for. He didn't like any as much as his beloved Charlies, however, and returned to the woods of the Mountain State.
Eventually Chuck left the mountains and wandered back to his old stomping grounds. He heard, via the Daily Mail (not kidding), that Charleston had a new baseball team.
Chuck made his way to Watt Powell Park, only to find it demolished. Walking along the train tracks, however, he spotted a bowler hat and a half-smoked cigar on the train tracks.
The items reminded Chuck of Poor Charlie: the Charlies' original mascot wore a similar hat and always smoked a stogie in honor of the elder Levine. So Chuck put out the cigar and donned the hat.
Almost immediately, he found a "help wanted" ad from the Power, advertising an open mascot position. Chuck made his way downtown, applied and got the job.
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