Skip to comments.Arkansas Travelers introduce new final mascot: "Gary the Rabid Raccoon"
Posted on 03/26/2014 5:32:25 PM PDT by DCBryan1
NORTH LITTLE ROCK The Arkansas Travelers introduced their final mascot for the upcoming 2014 baseball season today, Gary the Rabid Raccoon.
After a long search conducted by Arkansas minor league baseball club, the Travelers settled on three characters that grew up in Travelers lore.The first two mascots, Ace and Otey, were unveiled yesterday. Today in a special ceremony they introduced the captain of the new mascot team, Gary. All three mascots hold deep connections to the franchise they will now represent.
We are so excited to introduce Gary to our fans. I think the kids will really love him, Travelers general manager Phillip Wellman tells us. The look on the little ones faces when they race around the bases in the 4th inning with Gary running behind them will be pure joy.
The Travelers wanted to build characters with a rich narrative. Originally the club planned just one mascot, Ace, but they felt the narrative would be deeper with an interconnecting story between the three. The Travelers introduced Ace and Otey as best friends, while Otey the swamp opossum is the good luck charm of the team.
Gary is the opossum ex roommate of Ace. Ace kicked him out when he contracted rabies from one of the local dogs that historically roamed North Little Rock. Gary is described as vengeful, psychopathic, and extremely jealous of opposing teams looking at his ex-roommate the wrong way. Gary is known to hide out in the opposing teams dugout and bite their ankles during the game. Sometimes he sneaks over to the bullpen and will rip the arms off of any Ace pitcher.
Ace and Otey were designed in connection with Custom Characters of Glendale, California, a company who has a wide-array of character-building experience that includes
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(Did we just become Japan?)
Save Gary for when the team is losing. Just one look at those ruby red rabid eyes will scare the victory out of any team. When Gary comes on the field, turn the toddler’s heads away for a moment, they aint ready. I like the Swamp Possum anytime. Otey can walk around selling beer or soda. Bring out the Horse when the team is galloping onto a winning streak.
Way to scare the children and the faint of heart. Sheesh.
He looks like Pedo Bear.
Because getting the shots is just effing hysterical.
I don’t see the entertaining part.
The source is:
Who wouldn’t want to buy Gary souvenirs?
Travs: Make it happen.
“Ace kicked him out when he contracted rabies from one of the local dogs that historically roamed North Little Rock. Gary is described as vengeful, psychopathic, and extremely jealous of opposing teams looking at his ex-roommate the wrong way.”
Wow this sounds a lot like the Clinton’s. Does it throw ash trays?
Weeeeeell, raccoons have been known to eat cats...
Please tell me this is satire/ parody or both.
Little Rock - The Arkansas Travelers and Hughes Agency are proud to announce the unveiling of the club's new mascots for the 2014 season. After a long search conducted by Arkansas' minor league baseball club and premier staffing agency, they settled on two characters that grew up in Travelers lore. Both mascots hold deep connections to the franchise they will now represent. Introducing the new Travs mascots; Ace and Otey!
I can see the horse and the possum, but the rabid raccoon? That has got to be a sick joke.
As someone who has taken rabies shots series 3 times (Wildlife Rescue Bat rehabber in Austin for 20 years) I can tell you rabies is no laughing matter.