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We'd love to see what your Penguins sock monkey is up to

| Thursday, May 2, 2013, 8:55 p.m.
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Olive Bird, 2, from Martinsburg, W.VA., and Sock Monkey wait for the train to visit Grandma and Grandpap Grace in McKeesport. 'Watch your toes,' says Sock Monkey.
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Sock Monkey loves those deluxe cookies at the Berardelli household in Dormont. 'You can't eat just one!' says Sock Monkey.
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Sock Monkey was invited to graduation at College of Charleston in South Carolina with Mary Imler of Greensburg.
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Sock Monkey swims with the manatees in Florida. 'It's so much better than swimming with the fishes,' says Sock Monkey.
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Rose, the English Bulldog, and her Sock Monkey snuggle buddy relax after a big game at Maureen Hubert's Wexford home. 'Umm ... Is it time for a walk yet?' asks Sock Monkey.
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Chris Whipple of Ambridge caught Sock Monkey on the Kisscam. 'My charisma is a gift and a curse,' says Sock Monkey. 'So embarassing!'
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Linda Feicht of Pittsburgh shot Emma and Aiden Feicht with their sock monkey collection. 'The babies seem to be handling the playoff excitement quite well,' says Sock Monkey.
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Sock Monkey made a stop at Syracuse University graduation in the Carrier Dome with Rick Neu of Lancaster. 'Otto the Orange has been a longtime friend,' explained Sock Monkey.
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Sock Monkey and his twin brother made a visit to Notre Dame with Rachel and Samantha Wright of Greensburg. 'Where's Rudy?' asked Sock Monkey.
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Sock Monkeymade a stop at the White House with Joe Orlowski of Canonsburg.
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Sock Monkey hangs out with Joshua at Cafe Niko's during Pens games.
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Margaret Mericli'S Pop Pop and Sock Monkey wait for the game. 'We need to pace ourselves,' says Sock Monkey.
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Sock Monkey celebrated a Mothers Day surprise with Carol Frick of Greensburg. 'It's a win-win,' says Sock Monkey.
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Sock Monkey keeps Connor Goodlin of North Huntingdon laughing. 'Curious George is now Furious George since I took over,' says Sock Monkey.
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At the Beradelli household in Coraopolis, Sock Monkey give Team Canada some love.
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Doris Persons of Murrysville caught the most interesting sock monkey in the world with the most interesting man in the world. 'Stay thirsty for a win, my friends,' says Sock Monkey.
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Sock Monkey travelled all the way to Spokane, Wash., to visit with Pens fan Kathryn Grabel. 'Round, round, get around, I get around,' sings Sock Monkey.
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In Tyngsboro, Maine, with Jill Rudolph-Benedum, meteorologist Sock Monkey checks the radar for those watching the game on the big screen.
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Sock Monkey has many sports heroes. He mugs a shot with the Arnold Palmer's statue at Latrobe Airport before heading out on a hockey road trip with Patricia Neubert of Saxonburg.
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Sock Monkey ran away with Lower Burrell native Kelly Baughman to live the life of a sailor on an oil tanker, traveling between Alaska, Washington and California. Here, he enjoys the sunset off the coast of Los Angeles. 'Red sky at night, sailor's delight,' says Sock Monkey.
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Sock Monkey waits for the game to start at the outdoor screen.
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The Ice Crew picks up hats and sock monkeys after Penguins winger Chris Kunitz scored his third goal against the Islanders for a hat trick March 10 at Consol Energy Center.
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Sock monkey offers support to Evgeni Malkin's bobblehead doll.
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Are Penguins fans made or born? 'It's never too soon to begin,' says Sock Monkey. Baby Haley Hunt agrees.
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'And that is how championships are won, my son,' says Sock Monkey. 'Ee-ee-ee!' says the baby.

In a most serendipitous night of marketing, Trib Total Media sponsored a Pittsburgh Penguins sock monkey giveaway.

Or should we say, lucky sock monkey giveaway?

That was the night — March 10 — Chris Kunitz's hat trick prompted a rain of sock monkeys upon the ice at Consol Energy Center. It was a sight that garnered national attention as sports shows across the country aired the video.

Not all the sock monkeys made it onto the ice that night. Those monkeys the fans held onto have kept the luck going as part of the excitement leading to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

We found a few around town — and further afield.

We'd love to see what your Trib sock monkey is up to — at the games or relaxing on off days — throughout the drive to the championship.

Send your photos ­— and your name and address — to tribliving@tribweb.com.

Let's go, Pens!

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