This week I’m going to have to take some time off due to some personal issues. In order to keep Phillie Phanatics alive, we’ll have a series of posts by other writers. I wrote the below post with Tyler Mascaro who’s new to the blogosphere. This will be my last post for at least the week. Thanks and I’ll see you next week.
THE FIVE WORST MASCOTS IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES
BY TYLER MASCARO AND SHAY RODDY for Phillie Phanatics
5. The Washington Nationals’ SCREECH!
The Nationals’ fat Eagle is at the pinnacle of bad mascots. It’s just another area where the Nationals suck.
Hatched: April 17, 2005
Habitat: The District
Position: 10th Man
- Bats: Fly at Night
- Throws: Parties
- Favorite Food: Gummy Worms
4. The Arizona Diamondbacks’ D. Baxter the Bobcat
D. Baxter the Bobcat is just about as lame as he sounds. And what exactly does he have to do with diamondbacks?
Origin: Chose bobcat because the Diamondbacks’ home field, Bank One Ballpark,was shortened “BOB”
Resides: Baxter’s den at Chase Field (formerly Bank One Ballpark)
Name origin: From Jay Bells’ son Brantley
3. The Tampa Bay Rays’ Raymond Ray
Raymond, who’s officially listed as a “Seadog,” has been parusing the stands at Tropicana Field since 1998. His trademark facial hair and giant sneakers have been bothering Rays fans for more than a decade.
Position: Upright and locked
Throws: Fun around the ballpark
Bats: Scare him
Favorite TV show: He’d rather be reading
2. The Colorado Rockies’ Dinger
WTF? ‘nough said.
Origin: Dinosaur egg found at Coors Field during its construction in 2004.
Hatched: In front of a live crowd at Mile High Stadium on April 16, 1994
Interests: Reading and visiting sick children in the hospital
1. The Cleveland Indians’ Slider
I can’t even begin to describe what I think of this thing. Commonly reffered to as “the mascot that must die”, Slider is an overgrown Muppet Esq character.
Birthdate: July 29, 1990
Height: Really Up There!
Weight: You Don’t Really Want to Know . . . .
Bats / Throws: Yes! Anything & Everything
Resides: Somewhere “Underground” Behind Home Plate at Progressive Field
Favorite Food: Popcorn, Hot Dogs, and Pizza
Favorite Movie: “Muppets Take Manhattan”
Favorite TV Show: Scooby Doo
Favorite Beverage: Strawberry Shake