Of Mascots and Ballparks

So Kathy Lyford, my gifted and patient editor over at FOXSports.com (much like Yahoo!’s exclamation mark, the caps-locked FOX is a marketing flourish without which the business model could not survive) has undertaken the yeoman’s toil (yeowoman’s toil?) of putting together galleries of every mascot, ballpark and signature concession in MLB.

And now we shall crowdsource … What’s the best mascot? What’s your favorite ballpark? Delectable?

As for moi, you can probably guess from the photo above that I’m quite fond of the Oriole Bird. While Fredbird will always have my greater, more profound loyalties, Oriole Bird gets this nod. This is because I’ve always admired birds who walk upright, have no wings, and wear caps, stirrups and clown-cleats. He was also outstanding in season five of “The Wire.”

Ballyard? PNC without question. Concession? Wholesome, nutritious alcohol.

And what of you, handsome readers?




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Allan
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Allan
5 years 5 months ago

Do the Blue Jays even have a signature concession item?

Navin Vaswani
Editor
5 years 5 months ago

A Shopsy’s Dog from the Shopsy’s concession stand. Or a Hogtown Burger from the Hogtown Grill.

Johnny
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Johnny
5 years 5 months ago

Mascot: Southpaw, simply for his Twitter account.

Park: PNC for all reasons ever.

Concessions: Goode Olde Miller Park Bratwurst, althought the Racing Sausage Kabab may change that.

Boucher
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Boucher
5 years 5 months ago

Could It be the all you can eat days? Or the mr. Sub as it’s only in Canada

gu03alum
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gu03alum
5 years 5 months ago

Ballpark: Safeco Field
Mascot: Phillie Phanatic
Concessions: Boog Powell’s BBQ

Yirmiyahu
Member
Yirmiyahu
5 years 5 months ago

What about your un-handsome readers?

glassSheets
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glassSheets
5 years 5 months ago

Ballpark: PNC
Food Concession: Tony O’s Cuban Sandwich at Target Field or supreme nachos anywhere
Mascot: Phillie Phinatic

glassSheets
Guest
glassSheets
5 years 5 months ago

Phanatic*

Jeremy
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Jeremy
5 years 5 months ago

Primanti Bros sandwich at PNC, which is also the best park in the world.

SD Chicken or the Marlin. Unless the Brewers’ racing meats count.

taite
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taite
5 years 5 months ago

fenway park is SO much better than number 6
although I don’t care for clam chowder

Bryz
Guest
5 years 5 months ago

What’s wrong with the chowda?

taite
Guest
taite
5 years 5 months ago

Nothing wrong, per se. I just don’t like seafood.

DD
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DD
5 years 5 months ago

Phanatic is absolutely the best mascot, still makes me laugh like a kid and I’m 27. Chickie’s and Pete’s Crab Fries at Citizen’s Bank are the best.

jordan
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jordan
5 years 5 months ago

The Japanese mascots are pretty choice, too. They do some interesting things with their crotches, as well:

http://www.geocities.jp/western_report/photostudio/mix/m-mascot.html

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