The Saint Paul Saints are gearing up for their August 9-18 homestand with events and promotions galore, and Metropolitan State University is getting in on the action. This is just one of several events planned for the week’s family-friendly homestand. Come out for live music, movie screenings, food and all the baseball you can handle. Click here for a full list of events happening at CHS Field Aug. 9-18.
According to the official Saints website, “The Saints will remove their familiar moniker in favor of one that may baffle and dismay their fans as they become the St. Paul Guttural Uff Das. The Saints will wear special Uff Da jerseys that will be auctioned off during the game.
Uff da is an interjection of Norwegian origin, brought by Scandinavian Americans to the upper Midwest during the 19th century. It can be used as an expression of surprise, astonishment, relief, and sometimes dismay. It can often be used for common obscenities. The saying is so common in Norway that Charlie Brown uses the phrase ‘Uff Da’ instead of ‘Good Grief.’
Our Minnesota Monday is presented by Metropolitan State University and the Saints will be rocking specialty state jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game.” Monday’s game starts at 7:05 p.m.