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Mascot Misfortune

I may or may not be able to compose a post with more substance later in the day. But content is content is content, so for now please enjoy this video. The payoff occurs at about the 40-second mark.

The Pain of Others: Providing Joy and Amusement to the Human Race Since the Dawn of the Species.

(Thanks to Eric Long for the heads-up on this).

benjamin.hill@mlb.com

Ladies and Gentlemen — "Deuuuuuuuuuce!"

Readers of this blog will no doubt recall the April incident in which Greensboro Grasshoppers’ dog mascot Master Yogi Berra used the playing field as his personal toilet.

Believe it or not, on-field canine mascot defecation has occurred yet again — this time in Myrtle Beach (home of the Pelicans). The culprit was the appropriately-named “Deuce“, who dropped one in the outfield before completing a victory lap around the bases.

Doody compels me to post the video of this occurrence, which is both hilarious and disgusting (kudos to the MC, who came up with some appropriate ad-libs). I promise to be back tomorrow with more high-brow fare, but for now sit back and enjoy this season’s most recent scatological lowlight:
 

Ben’s Biz Blog — Your #2 Source For On-Field Minor League Canine Mascot Defecation since 2009.

benjamin.hill@mlb.com

An Ejection, In More Ways Than One

hoppers.GIFOn Tuesday night in Greensboro, NC, the hometown Grasshoppers lost to the Asheville Tourists by a score of 9-6.

The specifics of this contest will soon fade from memory, but one event from the evening will live forever: Master Yogi Berra, the Grasshoppers canine mascot, was ejected from the game after using the playing field as his personal toilet.

From the press release (yes, there was a press release):

“Battling a stomach virus and fever, Yogi attempted his usual between inning promotion of fetching a ball shot to deep center field. Sprinting back to the home dugout, he inexplicably stopped and let nature take its course. [Home plate umpire Jason] Hutchings immediately tossed him, and in doing so, it is believed that he made Yogi the first dog to ever be ejected from a professional baseball game.”

Being the well-connected individual I am, I have obtained photographic evidence of this momentous event. I have two pictures to share, the second of which may be considered in poor taste. But share it I must. After all, an informed citizenry is the bulwark of democracy.

Here’s the wind-up:

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And now, the pitch:

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(Photos by Dano Keeney)

 
And on this, the most dignified moment of my blogging career, I bid you goodnight.

benjamin.hill@mlb.com

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