Being known as “The Chicago Cubs of Japan” is not a good thing. While this team is not quite at the 107 year championship drought of the Cubs, they did go 40 years between wins- critics and fans alike expect that is will be another 40 years before they are champions again.
In 2009, Southeast Asia formed a professional basketball league, the ABL, that only has 6 teams. In 2014, they still only have 6 teams. I guess sports are not as big in other nations as they are in the United States.
I’m sleepy. Like, really sleepy. And I am dreaming of it being Friday, but of course it isn’t yet. So why not choose a mascot who has waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much energy? Maybe he will wake me up.
This cutie comes from Tainan City, Taiwan, representing the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions, which, if you happen to know Mandarin, is translated as 統一7-Eleven獅. They’re a professional baseball team who likes to break the rules a little bit, aka different mascot from logo,
Lions, right? Totes makes sense.
But the mascot?!
Maybe it is a lion with a rainbow mane, like the colours of a 7-Eleven? Either way, he is adorbs and happy and looks awake, which is more than most people can say this morning. So today, try to be more like a 7-Eleven mascot, and represent the happies of the world.
Who remembers Koala Yummies as a kid?!?! Yeah, they were amazing. Cookie WITH a cute koala on the outside, chocolate on the inside. (Hush, Heather, you not liking chocolate is weird).
So why not make a huge-headed, skinny-legged, Abercrombie-posing cutie into a mascot?! A baseball team from Chunichi, Japan did just that, and here he is- Doala the koala.