Itâ€™s Follow Friday on Twitter and instead of giving you a list of funny people or athletes I thought I would investigate and let you know which MLB Mascots are official on Twitter.
They can be cute and cuddly. They can get the crowd to act like fools in the hopes of getting a t-shirt or hot dog launched out of some missile tool thingy. They can almost bring down an entire baseball team due to peddling drugs. They can be kind of pervy.
Official Mascots Twitter Accounts on the @MLB List:
Â @TC_00 (twins)
@southpaw (Chicago Whitesox)
@LouSeal01 (Luigi Francisco Seal – San Fran Giants)
@Teddy26Nats (Teddy Roosevelt – Nationals)
@DbacksBaxter (Baxter the Bobcat â€“ AZ Diamondbacks)
@SliderTheMascot (Cleveland Indians)
@ACE_00 (Toronto Blue Jays)
@ScreechTheEagle (Washington Nationals)
@Wally97 (Boston Redsox)
@Stomper00 (Oakland As)
A little history of all our mascots:
- Ace (Toronto Blue Jays) â€“ was born in 2002
- Bernie Brewer (Milwaukee Brewers) â€“ He is new and improved and it appears fans are not happy with the newest version of their mascot. They want the old lederhosen guy!
- Billy The Marlin (Florida Marlins)
- Captain Jolly Roger (Pittsburgh Pirates) â€“ and after seeing this mascot in person I can only say that Roger gets his Jollies by creeping out the ladies
- Baxter the Bobcat (Arizona Diamondbacks) â€“Has the most bizarre and non-connection reason how they came up with the mascotâ€™s name:
The origin of the name and what the mascot would be was created by Jay Bell‘s son, Brently. Jay Bell was one of the original players on the Diamondbacks 1998 inaugural season roster. Brently came up with the name D. Baxter the Bobcat from two sources, first “D. Baxter” from the team’s short name: “The D-Backs” (D-Backs to D. BAXter), and the Bobcat from the original name of the stadium where the Diamondbacks play. Today called Chase Field, was once called Bank One Ballpark, everyone came to nickname the stadium “BOB” and the “BOBcat” became the mascot, as Bobcats are prevalent throughout Arizona. -Wikipedia
- Â Dinger (Colorado Rockies) â€“Dinger the Dinosaur hatched in 1994
- Fredbird (St Louis Cardinals) â€“ Introduced in 1979
- Gapper (Cincinnati Reds) â€“ He is sometimes called Groper since he tends to like to get his hands on the female fans. Uh, creepy?
- Homer (Atlanta Braves) â€“ Heâ€™s Homer the Braveâ€¦how patriotic
- Junction Jack (Houston Astros) â€“ The Trix Rabbit called. He wants his shtick back, Junction Jack.
- Junior (Toronto Blue Jays) â€“ Heâ€™s Aceâ€™s little brother. Evidently thereâ€™s a mascot family happening!
- Lefty and Righty (Boston Red Sox) â€“ Large red socks with arm. Huh.
- Lou Seal (San Francisco Giants) â€“ Now this is a cute mascot!
- Mariner Moose (Seattle Mariners) â€“ Best part of this mascotâ€™s history? The fact he almost ran over Coco Crisp which pissed off the pitching coach.
- Mr. Met (New York Mets) â€“ Heâ€™s old school!
- Mr. Redlegs (Cincinnati Reds) â€“ He had a very embarrassing and public de-heading at a game.
- The Oriole Bird (Baltimore) â€“ His favorite foods are â€œmostly bird seed, with occasional crab cake.â€ Heâ€™s got good taste.
- Paws (Detroit Tigers) â€“ Fashion maven, often changes clothes/costumes.
- Phillie Phanatic (Philadelphia Phillies) â€“ Everyone knows the Phanatic!
- Pirate Parrot (Pittsburgh Pirates) â€“ Did you know the guy who played Pirate Parrot was the key contributor to the Pittsburgh drug trials. Evidently he was the cocaine buyer and introduced it to several players. Heâ€™s a druggie bird.
- Rangers Captain (Texas rangers) â€“ Pretty palomino!
- Raymond (Tampa Bay Rays) â€“ Born in the Gulf of Mexico, heâ€™s classified as a seadog.
- Rosie Red (Cincinnati Reds) – Evidently Cincinnati is soâ€¦bigâ€¦that it has multiple mascots.
- Screech (Washington Nationals) â€“ Not a lot of dirt on this bird. Heâ€™s pretty wholesome.
- Slider (Cleveland Indians) â€“ Klutzy Slider took a header during a game.
- Sluggerrr (Kansas City Royals) â€“ I have a special place in my heart for this lion.
- Southpaw (Chicago White Sox) â€“ This mascot got to ride on a float during Barack Obamaâ€™s inauguration.
- Stomper (Oakland Athletics) â€“ Became the mascot in 1988
- Swinging Friar (San Diego Padres) â€“ Sometimes itâ€™s a real man dressed as a friar and sometimes itâ€™s the cartoon costume. Both equally creepy.
- T.C. Bear (Minnesota Twins) – I am amused that this bear follows 30 Second to Mars and Jared Leto on Twitter. He must fanbear them!
- Wally the Green Monster (Boston Red Sox) â€“ Evidently older Red Sox fans are not into this new mascot. Wally The Green Monster came out of hiding in 1997 when it was the 50th anniversary of the Green Monster being painted green (1997).
- Chicago Cubs (they have a real life fan that people consider their unofficial mascot)
- Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (they have that damn rally monkey)
- Los Angeles Dodgers
- New York Yankees (evidently they are too cool for a mascot too)