Boomer's No Bust

When we last checked in with the Williamsport Crosscutters, they had just announced that this incredible individual would serve as their mascot for the 2008 season:


The mascot, who had previously spent his time “hanging out in the forest and helping out with odd jobs”, had been recommended by former mascot Rusty Roughcut. From my previous post on this important subject:

“In the forest, this guy answered to the name of “Bozo”. The
CrossCutters can’t use that moniker, however, due to copyright
restrictions. So what should he be named? Well, that’s where you come in.”

And come in, you did. The Crosscutters received a veritable truckload of suggestions, and ended up going with Boomer. Here’s why:

Back in the
Williamsport lumbering days, the

Susquehanna Boom was a system of
cribs and chained logs in the West Branch of the Susquehanna River,
designed to catch and hold floating

until it could be
processed at one of the nearly 60 sawmills along the river between
Lycoming and Loyalsock Creeks.”

Crosscutters fan Howie Biichle submitted the winning suggestion, and will win a veritable


truckload of team merchandise as a result. As for Boomer, he had this to say:

“I love it!  It fits me perfectly, thanks Howie.  I can’t wait for the
season to start so I can meet all the great Cutters fans, my new best

Maybe it’s just me, but I imagine Boomer’s voice sounding a lot like Bobcat Goldthwait.

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