Yesterday was Father’s Day, in case no form of social media, calendar, or commercials notified you. If you forgot, I think you have some apologizing to do. Unless you happen to be a creature that reproduces asexually, then I apologize. So mostly everything has a father, including mascots.
Today’s mascot of the day sits near and dear to the hearts of many friends. Well, probably not the mascot, but the team itself.
When you think about animals you are afraid of, which do you choose? Bears? Wolves? The Loch Ness monster? Not for me. I think about little dogs. They always nip at my ankles, and have those barking squeals that just piss me off.
The Wilmington Sharks, of Coastal Plain League baseball, made Sharky- cute and kind to the kid fans, mean and scary to the competition. They have really integrated him into the entire baseball game- the field is even called the ‘Shark Tank’!
But mostly, I find Sharky impressive because he is a triple threat- the dressed up mascot, logo, and drawn mascot are all superb. Take that, ‘triple threat’ JLo!
By the way, this was my favourite episode of Baywatch ever. Pam Anderson and Yasmine Bleeth have nothing on Sharky.
Let’s get a few facts straight:
Today’s mascot is actually a team of mascots that don’t make sense. You’d think that if you had more than one mascot, they’d be a team who works together. But not this one. The AAA Richmond team feeds into the San Francisco Giants MLB team, and is known as the Flying Squirrels. So naturally, there is Nutzy, the flying squirrel. He’s cool, happy, got a nice eight pack. The usual.