When not dealing with opponents’ dingers flying out of the ballpark, the Oakland A’s have another big problem in the skies: seagulls.
As MLB.com notes, the beach birds are constantly flocking around the A’s ballpark, scavenging for snacks and generally freaking people out with their otherworldly squawks. But A’s team president Dave Kaval, who is not a bird, wasn’t going to take this problem lightly.
Somewhere in the R&D process, that hawk-kite became a falcon-kite, but regardless, it now roams the Bay Area airspace, scaring evil seagulls back to the sands from which they came. This brilliant kite’s name? Falcon McFalconface, a moniker that felt almost inevitable as soon as the team announced that the choice would be made via Twitter poll.
Like most birds, McFalconface also tweets:
Honestly, Falcon McFalconface is Oakland’s best acquisition in years.