Although Michael Wacha won’t be taking the hill in Game 3 of the 2013 World Series (he started Game 2), that didn’t stop a very exuberant fan from supporting his favorite player by dressing up as Fozzie Bear.
For those of you who need a refresher, Fozzie Bear is is a Muppet character created by Jim Henson.
So why the need for an adult man (I assume) to dress up like a Muppet? And what does it have to do with the Cardinals rookie pitcher? Well, Fozzie Bear’s “Wocka, Wocka” catchphrase sure sounds a lot like the last name of the Cardinals starter and the t-shirts being sold around the ballpark that read, ‘Wacha, Wacha’.
The fan was spotted walking around downtown St. Louis near Busch Stadium this afternoon, though I’m assuming if he has tickets we’ll be seeing a lot more of him once the Fox camera crew picks up on his outfit.
Just don’t try and dance on the dugout, okay?
H/T Big League Stew