A group of Cubs players were nearly trampled by running mascots in Cincinnati.
Who says that mascots are all fun and games?
As if mascots weren’t frightening enough.
Luckily for the Cubs, Rizzo, the second block in the Cubs young, up-and-coming player foundation, escaped unscathed.
That was a pretty close call.
The Cubs, who are great on social media, replied via Twitter, assuring everyone that those running mascots had no change against Rizzo.
The Cubs are one of MLB’s younger teams so if this incident had to happen to anyone it is probably best that it’s them. Now, if it were an older team, like the Atlanta Braves, the outcome may have been different.
As far as creepy mascots go, though, Mr. Redlegs definitely makes the list. Just look at those eyes.
Other mascots on the creepy mascots list:
WuShock. Wichita State’s mascot looks like a crazed, murderous, farm creature with the strength of Paul Bunyon. And his head – it looks like a Lego or a Transformer. It seems as though he could cause some serious damage. Despite numerous updates, he remains creepy to this day.
Clark the Cub. Ironically, the Cubs themselves have a pretty creepy mascot. Clark, who was introduced in 2014, suffered severe backlash from fans. The Cubs have never had a mascot in the modern era, so the fact that they bring one in after a century
of losing without one is a little bizarre.
Pierre the Pelican. After the Hornets left New Orleans, the city adopted the Pelicans, which happens to be the state bird of Louisiana. Pierre the Pelican then would become their mascot. Good idea in theory, but terrible in execution. Pierre was so terrifying that he had to have some work done to fix his face. He is now slightly less scary.
Regardless, Rizzo is pretty lucky here. Maybe it was the team’s newly-found Maddon Magic.
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