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Saturday, March 12, 2016

DSPN: Jose Bautista And The Phillie Phanatic Have A Fitness Contest

this is the funniest mascot video i’ve ever seen. it’s legitimately good.

STIGGLES wagon carpool dragons Posted: March 12, 2016 at 07:28 PM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: mascots

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Bark and Switch: Hank the Ballpark Pup is an impostor

He just went to a farm upstate.

Now, there is nothing wrong with the new Hank. Hank II is, like his predecessor, a Very Good Baseball Dog. But do not lie to me and try to tell me that the dog on the left and the dog on the right are the same dog. The coloring in the face and the ears is all wrong, the face isn’t shaped the same way, and his ears don’t lay in the same spot. They didn’t just dunk him in a bucket of bleach and poof him up a bit. These are different dogs, folks.

None of this was necessary. The real Hank had been adopted by a family, and the Brewers have created a whole mess of memorabilia you can buy at the ballpark. The actual animal is now represented at the park by this large man in a costume, making him Milwaukee’s eighth current costumed mascot, in case you’re keeping score at home. We didn’t need a replacement Hank. What we have is fine, and we all know dogs don’t live forever.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 03, 2016 at 03:00 PM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: brewers, conspiracies, coverups, farms upstate, mascots

Friday, January 08, 2016

Wally the Green Monster… has a sister

Her name is Tessie. She’ll be at the Winter Carnival later this month. I assume that’s not the end of it.

(Link goes to a video production at mlb.com.)

villageidiom Posted: January 08, 2016 at 09:19 AM | 32 comment(s)
  Beats: mascots, please make it stop, red sox

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-3-2015

Richmond Times-Dispatch, December 3, 1915:

Averill A. Bates, a youngster from Peniel, Texas, is looking for a job as a mascot to a big league club. Bates says that he is luckier than any other boy of his age in the world, and that with him around all summer a club would have to win. He applied to George Stallings for a job, but was turned down cold.

It would be good work if you can get it. Looks like Bates would have been 17 years old in December 1915. I can’t imagine a more enjoyable way to spend a year at that age than traveling the country, watching baseball, and generally just hanging out.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 03, 2015 at 10:46 AM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, mascots

 

 

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