Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Best: MLB Mascot

Welcome to "The Best," a new series from the people who brought you "Would You Do," "Blogger Interviews" and "What Really Grinds My Gears."

It's just what it sounds like: what's the best ______? "Best" is such a subjective word and that's really the point -- let's get you guys talking! If this works, there will be intelligent, thoughtful debate on the day's topic. And if it doesn't work, well, back to the drawing board.


Love mascots. Great for kids, great for drunk guys, great for the hot brunette who isn't sure what type of game she's actually attending.

Mascots can liven up the dullest of games and, well, that's pretty much all they do. Sometimes they give away free hot dogs. That's nice.

Lots of good ones though, all of which you can see on this fine Wikipedia page.

The best current MLB mascots? Here's what we think:

5. Swinging Friar (Padres)
4. Stomper (A's elephant)
3. Bernie Brewer
2. Mr. Met
1. Phillie Phanatic

Give some love for these furry creatures in the comments.

15 comments:

JMC said...

alls I know is that pretty much everyone can't stand Lou Seal out here in San Francisco. I don't really get the animosity, he's pretty much the same as every other mascot I've ever seen.

GMoney said...

The late, great YOUPPI!!!

JMC said...

as great as the Philly Phanatic is, how great would it be if they had someone dressed up in an Eight Belles costume as their mascot? Get it? She's a Filly!

Anonymous said...

The Indians' mascot had no comical/racial issues. None whatsoever.

Anonymous said...

mr. red

Captain Redbeard said...

The Indians really have two mascots. Chief Wahoo on the hats and then Slider who is basically the Philly Phanatic. Unfortunately they don't have a Chief Wahoo walking around the park and entertaining in between innings.

bilhelm96 said...

Other teams besides the Phills have mascots? Really?!?

Anonymous said...

didn't the expos used to have a cool mascot?

The Big Picture said...

anonymous, that's what gmoney was referring too...

http://homerderby.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/youppi-192.jpg

Gonzo said...

You wouldn't believe how many people in Philly hate the Phanatic. Of course they are idiot adults who don't realize he is there for THE FREAKIN KIDS>

Steely McBeam said...

Phanatic; hands down. No other mascot even comes close. And even if one comes close, it ain't Mr. Met; what joke. Bernie Brewer is a distant second.

Off topic, slightly - Worst in all sports history: the orange ball that runs around at Syracuse games is and a close second is that green thing at Fenway. Those two are just brutal; proof that sometimes people forget to turn their brains on before they think.

Anonymous said...

Lou Seal was destined to fail in San Fran, the same city that created the crazy crab, the anti-mascot and a hilarious icon who has since disappeared

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