Sunday, July 20, 2014
I wonder if this guy also pulls these stunts at the zoo.
CHICAGO (TheBlaze/AP) — The Chicago Cubs have filed a lawsuit against several people whom the team accuses of being behind a fake mascot that has been engaging in bad behavior near Wrigley Field — including getting into a bar fight that was captured on video and posted online.
According to the suit, the fake mascot — “Billy Cub” — was at Windy City bar John Barleycorn in April, the Chicago Sun-Times reported, when another man took off his bear head:
This apparently angered the man dressed as “Billy Cub,” because the clip shows him punching the joker in the face:
According to the individual who posted the video to YouTube, the recipient of the roundhouse right “tried to trip the mascot three times and then threw himself into the mascot in an attempt to start a fight. The mascot ignored all of this until he got his head pulled off. After the guy was punched in the face and his friend was thrown to the ground, the guy knocked the mascots tip jar out of his hands.”
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
BBTF, the go to site for Mascot Jurisprudence:
The Supreme Court ruled that the trial judge made an error by instructing jurors to decide whether the risk of injury from the hot dog toss was “an inherent risk” of watching a Royals baseball game. That was a question that the judge should have decided, according to Tuesday’s ruling.
The jury instead should have been asked to decide whether Sluggerrr injured Coomer by hitting him with a hot dog and whether that constituted negligence.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration, calling the football team’s name “disparaging to Native Americans.”
Could this mean Chief Wahoo’s days are numbered?
Friday, April 18, 2014
Mr. Met, the mascot for baseball’s saddest franchise, received a stern warning from the Secret Service in 1997, when President Clinton visited Shea Stadium: “Approach the president, and we go for the kill shot.”
Former Mr. Met AJ Mass recounted the death threat in his new book, Yes, It’s Hot in Here: Adventures in the Weird, Woolly World of Sports Mascots.....
“We have snipers all around the stadium, just in case something were to happen. Like I said, do whatever it is you normally do. But approach the President, and we go for the kill shot. Are we clear?” the agent reportedly said, while looking into Mr. Met’s “very soul with his blank, unblinking stare.”
The agent then repeated himself. “Approach the president, and we go for the kill shot,” the agent told Mass. “ARE–WE–CLEAR?”
Mass wrote that agents first grew suspicious when he failed to get Mr. Met’s giant head through security without setting off the metal detectors.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
A Secret Service agent threatened to put some high heat in the Mets mascot’s oversized dome if he ventured too close to former President Bill Clinton during a 1997 game at Shea Stadium. “We have snipers all around the stadium, just in case something were to happen,” the agent warned. “Like I said, do whatever it is you normally do. But approach the President, and we go for the kill shot. Are we clear?”
AJ Mass, the man inside the Mr. Met outfit from 1994-97, recounted his brush with mortality (and perhaps immortality) in his new memoir “Yes, It’s Hot in Here — Adventures in the Weird, Wooly World of Sports Mascots.”
Aim for the head!
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Statements about “the greatest mascot in sports” do not necessarily represent the opinion of this author.
Mascots playfully taunting one another — on the Internet and in real life — is hardly new. But in an effort to “welcome” the greatest mascot in sports to Twitter, Royals mascot Sluggerrr stepped way, way over the line.
Hey @MrMet welcome to Twitter! BTW, can you ask Mrs. Met why she won’t call me back? http://t.co/MnKEbagKLQ—
(@Sluggerrr) March 10, 2014
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