Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Different Kind Of Rally Mascot In Oakland

((HT: MLB.com))

A rally possum...???


The HQ did the story on the "Rally Monkey" during the 2003 World Series between the Angels and Giants. The effect of showing a capucin monkey on the video board in Anaheim had a disproportionate amount of success for the team in the year. Troy Percival and John Lackey really didn't have a sense of humor about it. Rex Hudler did...

And the HQ appreciated his taking the story with a grain of salt and running with it...

Now, we may have a suitable mascot for the nasty stadium in Oakland
This happened last night before the A's extra inning win over Tampa

A's starter Jeff Samardzija thinks the possum would be a good mascot:

"We're going to have to give him a name, get him a jersey," Samardzija said after the game. "We've got to keep feeding him."

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