SA Missions release 'Flying Chanclas' Fiesta medals

It might be one of the greatest pairings of all time

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SAN ANTONIO – When the San Antonio Missions baseball team announced it would be changing its name to "The Flying Chanclas" for nine games this season, fans went wild.

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The hats and T-shirts are so popular, most of the items are on back order until May.

Now, enter the Flying Chanclas Fiesta medal. It might be one of the greatest pairings of all time.

On Wednesday, The San Antonio Missions tweeted pictures of both the Flying Chanclas medal and the Missions medal. The Chanclas medal sells for $12; the Missions medal is $10. Both are being sold at Wolff Stadium. It doesn't look like you can buy them through the Missions website; however, if you're willing to wait for back-ordered items, you can find other Flying Chanclas gear online.

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The name change is part of Minor League Baseball's “Copa de la Diversión,” or “Fun Cup.” The team will wear the Flying Chanclas uniforms on Thursdays throughout the season starting in August.


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Julie Moreno has worked in local television news for more than 20 years. She came to KSAT as a news producer in 2000. After producing thousands of newscasts, she transitioned to the digital team in 2015. She writes on a wide variety of topics from breaking news to trending stories and manages KSAT’s daily digital content strategy.