Rainy Day Mascot Pics #12 through #35

rain.gifOver a month ago, I put out the word via various social networking applications that my list of blog-worthy material was low. I did this in the hope that someone within my vast cadre of loyal readers would send me something worthwhile to blog about.

Well, someone did. Sue, the woman behind the blog “Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts“, sent me a cache of Minor League mascot pictures. I decided to save said cache for a proverbial “rainy day”, in which I had nothing else whatsoever to write about.

That day is today.

So, without further ado, let’s all enjoy some mascot pics.

#1: Clearwater’s Phinley at his 2008 birthday celebration:

clearwater 1.jpg

Phinley and his pals dance the night away:

clearwater 2.jpg

Rasta Fish, flanked by manatee and alligator

clearwater 3.jpg

Rasta Fish:

clearwater 4.jpg

NSFW:

clearwater 5.jpg

Ferrous and FeFe of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs do their part to transform a Buffalo Bisons fan into an IronPigs supporter:

lehigh valley 1.jpg 

FeFe vs. “Piglets”

lehigh valley 2.jpg

Vegetable Racing in Reading:

reading 1.jpg

Ice Cream w/ Cherry on Top (or is that a plunger?) takes a huge lead over Pizza and Popcorn: 

reading 2.jpg

Crazy Hot Dog Vendor!

reading 3.jpg

The Tooth Fairy and Friend on the Basepaths:

reading 4.jpg

Gnate the Sand Gnat in Savannah (asks Sue: “Is a shirt that says ‘Bite Me’ politically correct, even if you’re a fanged insect?)

savannah.jpg

In Wilmington, perhaps the most random mascot race of all time: Traffic Cone, Peanut, and Hot Dog:

wilmington 1.jpg

A Rare Mr. Celery Sighting, in his Natural Wilmington Habitat:

wilmington 2.jpg

That’ll do it. Thanks again to Sue for sending these along. If YOU have anything to send along, then by all means do so. It’s hard out here for a year-round Minor League Baseball writer.

benjamin.hill@mlb.com
twitter.com/bensbiz

2 Comments

Hi Ben! Glad to see you could make use of the pix. I never really thought about it before, but the cherry DOES look like a plunger. Nice Dylan reference, too.
Sue
Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts

Nice, Ben! There’s no arguing with the appeal of mascots, but has anyone got pictures of some of the fan-torturous between-innings activity that Minors teams have to offer? Like the contest in Staten Island, where three unsuspecting toddlers compete to see which one will react most dramatically to swallowing some lemon juice?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 394 other followers

%d bloggers like this: