In their ninth MLS season, the Philadelphia Union finally (finally) have a mascot. It seems like mere days ago he was a giant egg at the Philadelphia Zoo, which at least indicated that he was not a mammal, or was at least a monotreme. Today, we all got the big news:
The Phillie Phanatic aimed his hot dog gun, pressed a button and fired into the stands. The duct tape-wrapped hot dog flew through the air … and hit Kathy McVay in the face. It knocked off her glasses, gave her a black eye and sent her to the emergency room. She has to ice her face every 20 minutes.
Astros mascot Orbit, who is also apparently a Jedi, was challenged to a lightsaber duel by Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor on Friday. Gotta say, I am starting to believe more and more in Luke Skywalker’s bitter “actually the Jedi are busters” preachings:
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Last Friday evening, while covering the Big East Tournament, CBS Sports reporter Matt Norlander tweeted an image of the Providence Friars mascot looming creepily on the block at Madison Square Garden. It was an innocuous tweet, in its way, but also it was not.
The 2018 Winter Olympics are over, and there was one clear winner: Soohorang, mascot of the Pyeongchang games.
The first quarter of Wednesday’s women’s college basketball game between Drew University (N.J.) and Moravian College (Penn.) ended bizarrely when one of Moravian’s live greyhound mascots had a run-in with a Drew player. It’s hard to be more specific beyond a “run-in,” because it happened away from the camera, but…
Yesterday, the committee organizing the 2020 Toyko Summer Olympics announced the finalists for the official mascots of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. As you can expect in a mascot-mad country like Japan, the process was complicated. Seriously, there were eight meetings of the Mascot Selection Process Panel, then…
Farmington High School won’t open until next year. When it does, it will serve the community in and around Farmington, a fast-growing city in northern Utah. But the school already has a mascot, the Phoenix. The mythical bird was chosen by a vote of area children; it beat out Farmers, Eagles, Firebirds, Silverback,…
There’s no other way to put it: Goldy Gopher destroyed a kid unnecessarily.
The slow-simmering beef between Rays starter Chris Archer and Astros mascot Orbit has spilled over into outright violence. If you are sensitive or a child or a sensitive child, please don’t watch this.
We’ve got a pitcher-mascot beef brewing between the Rays’ Chris Archer and the Astros’ Orbit. [Houston Chronicle]
Hey, who remembers this ugly piece of shit?
In what can only be the result of dastardly Russian interference, The Freeze lost a race last night. Disgusting.
Baseball happened last night in Atlanta, but who has time for bats and balls when there’s a spandex-clad superhero taking on all comers in a sprint along the outfield wall:
The Mets lost to the Brewers tonight by six runs. Aside from Eric Thames’s big dinger, what happened on the field was not particularly notable (the Mets lose all the time). However, right next to the field, Mr. Met provided the highlight of the night when he flipped off a fan who was videotaping the interaction.