Giant hornets, dancing dinosaurs, angry ants, even an animated boiler system with arms and legs—these are not the nightmarish creatures of a post-apocalyptic future, but rather the furry characters who add extra sizzle to league sporting events. They are the team mascots, and here Nick Miller hilariously profiles some of the wildest creatures ever to stroll a field, pitch, rink, court, or diamond. What is the point of characters like Gritty, Big Red, the Blue Blob, or the bizarre evolving fish of Japan's Lotte Marines? It doesn't matter, we might as well just enjoy them, says Miller, as he celebrates the best, worst, silliest, and most absurd mascots anywhere.
Dance Like Everybody's Watching!
Author: Nick Miller.