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“This doesn’t mean we won’t still be friends—I love you all and that will never change—this move will just allow that love to grow. So please, PLEASE, show me that there are no hard feelings and ‘like’ me ASAP.”

Wu Shock’s plea to Facebook friends to like his fan page instead of trying to friend him on his profile page, since Facebook won’t allow the WSU mascot to have more than 5,000 friends

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“. . . let’s just say when these products come out next Monday, they’re guaranteed to make any self-respecting Shocker want to swallow their pride.”

WSU mascot WuShock in a teasing Facebook message about a new line of edible products related to the university (our guess is that alum Beth Tully of Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates is creating chocolates in Wu’s likeness)

PR exec longs to be a Cubs bat girl

cubsWICHITA — Wichita native Susan Howe is president of the Chicago office of the international PR firm Weber Shandwick, but her true passion seems to be baseball.

That’s why she’s flying in for Koyie Hill’s Big Wish gala fund-raiser for Make-A-Wish on Saturday at Hartman Arena.

Hill is a catcher for Howe’s beloved Chicago Cubs, and one of the auction items for the evening is to be a bat boy for the Cubs one day at spring training.

“Spring training is almost a holiday for my family because it’s celebrating the return of baseball,” Howe says.

Her father, Al Vargo, is a die-hard Shocker fan, and Howe and her husband wear their Shocker hats every time Hill is catching for the Cubs.

“I don’t think anyone knows what the WuShock is,” she says.

Howe strategized for how she’d win the auction. She liked that it was for spring training instead of a game at Wrigley Field so there would be less pressure.

But then Howe learned the devastating news that no one over 18 can be a bat boy.

She’s now regrouped and decided to bid on throwing out the first pitch for a Cub’s game.

“But the bat boy or girl on that day had better watch out!”