Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Mascot Outcast

Jason W., a good friend and my source for almost all late-breaking mascot news, points me to this thread at a Chicago Cubs message board. (Scroll down just a bit for the story.)

It seems there's someone in Chicago trying to become the official mascot of the Cubs, but Wrigley Field doesn't allow costumed persons to enter the stadium. (What if there's a riot and Batman needs to get in to break it up?) According to the sympathetic fan who posted the message:
He has spent thousands of dollars on this costume (which is equipped with a complete cooling system). He has been let into Miller Park (in Milwaukee) with the costume, but is NOT allowed in Wrigley.
So this guy walks around outside the stadium during games, taking pictures with fans and pleading his case. He also has a web site, where you can sign a petition urging his official recognition. The site also features, um, a back story for "Billy Cub":
Billy Cub lives in the magical land of Belonore Ivy. One day Billy is out playing catch with his father and a lost dog walks by looking for his ball. Billy decides he will help Walter, the lost dog, find his ball. The task seams easy as Billy gathers many of his friends to help. The young animals discover that the evil Shadow Crows have taken Walter’s ball. The Shadow Crows are feared by all animals of Belonore Ivy. The evil Shadow Crows threaten the peaceful animals way of life. They continue to destroy the magical berries that the animals of Belonore Ivy depend on for their food source.
Errrr.... Maybe Wrigley has the right idea here.



Blogger litelysalted said...

This is the best thing I've read today. Just outstanding.

1:14 PM  
Blogger Bianca Reagan said...

For some reason that back story reminds me of Planet Unicorn. Give it up for Feathers!

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Sue said...

soooo that's where my baseball went!

10:10 AM  

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