A Question for you Midtown/Piedmont Park People

How many of you have seen the guy who takes walks with his pig? I generally see him walking along Piedmont towards the park from 10th street. How long has he been around?

Who’s cooler, Pig Man or Baton Bob?

14 Comments so far

  1. Kevin (unregistered) on July 2nd, 2006 @ 12:50 am

    I’ve seen him walking his pig down peachtree st near colony square from my office cube window. That pig is slower than Christmas! I think he travels between 1-2 mph.

  2. james (unregistered) on July 2nd, 2006 @ 10:22 am

    hah hah yeah, he always walks his pig past the flying biscuit on the weekends in the morning so the crowds gathered there can admire his unusual ‘pet.’

    as for who is cooler i would have to go with baton bob. anybody can buy a pig, but what bb does takes imagination :-)

  3. Lori (unregistered) on July 2nd, 2006 @ 11:15 am

    Yeah. I’ve seen him walking the pig past the Post Parkside apartments. The pig is adorable, but there’s no comparison to the Ambassador of Mirth.

  4. Susan (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2006 @ 8:12 am

    I’ve chatted with the pig-man once while his pig was resting on the sidewalk. Seemed like a nice guy. The pig didn’t do much for me. I haven’t seen Baton Bob around lately – is he still out there doing his thing?

  5. Lori (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2006 @ 10:18 am

    He was at Screen on the Green last Thursday – dressed as Willy Wonka, of course.

  6. Ben Grad (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2006 @ 10:45 am

    I had a dream last night featuring Pig Man and Baton Bob as super heroes. So cool.

  7. dp (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2006 @ 7:29 pm

    I think that spandex guy on Briarcliff would make an excellent addition to this ensemble of local super heroes..

  8. james (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2006 @ 8:15 pm

    spandex guy on briarcliff? please elaborate, i am unaware of thie local treasure.

  9. Day (unregistered) on July 5th, 2006 @ 8:33 am

    Spandex Guy stands at the corner of Briarcliff and Ponce. He always wears white spandex biking shorts and usually carries a backpack. Very friendly guy.

  10. Margaret - UGA (unregistered) on July 5th, 2006 @ 8:57 am

    To add to this stable of Southern superheros, anyone familiar with Seed & Feed Marching Band cheerleader known as the “World’s Biggest Girl Scout”? Appears to be an early 50s chunky gentlman who struts in parades in an old-school brownie uniform (adult-sized). Anyone?

  11. Margaret - UGA (unregistered) on July 5th, 2006 @ 8:58 am

    and my vote’s for Baton Bob, Pig Man cannot have his legs. Damn, put a Rangerette to shame.

  12. dp (unregistered) on July 5th, 2006 @ 9:20 am

    To elaborate a little more on the spandex guy.. not only does he wear white spandex and carry a cane walking up and down Briarcliff, the thing that makes him so noticable/scary.. is that he doesn’t look, er, “natural”.
    Without getting into too much detail, let’s just say that my friend who dressed up for him for Halloween bought a cucumber to put on the side of his thigh.

  13. Oliver (unregistered) on July 5th, 2006 @ 2:48 pm

    “Spandex Guy” aka “Sergeant Sausage” or “Captain Cucumber” would vanquish any domesticated pig easily with his sly grin, or a wave of his “wand”. Baton Bob, I’m pretty sure, is a lover, not a fighter…

  14. Maigh (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 7:12 am

    Spandex guy aka Mr. Elephatitis…



    I can’t remember where I read recently (I haven’t seen it yet) that a likeness of him crossing the street on a yellow diamond traffic sign was posted near his usual corner of Briarclif and Ponce…

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