If I’m the Mariner Moose, that’s probably my first call. I’m sure you know that I’m referring to his little “accident” involving a four-wheeler and the body of some baseball player from some team. Apparently the player is somebody, and the team he plays for is one people really follow or something. All I know is it involves chocolate cereal and some foot-warmers.
Now, I’ve seen the video and I’m sure you’re all waiting for me to weigh in on this. Of course I’m going to back my furry brethren on this one. But you also have to look at it from our perspective.
#1. It’s always our fault. No matter what happens…when players and mascots collide…it’s always the mascots’ fault. I mean, feel free to ignore the fact that usually our hearing is bad, our eyesight even worse, and the fact that these are PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES we’re talking about. If something happens, we all know where that finger ends up pointing.
#2. Did I mention they’re PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES.
#3. It really does make for good comedy. Usually this stuff is of Three Stooges caliber.
The Moose is really lucky that Cap’n Crunch was a good guy about it. I mean all it would take would be for him to limp just a little bit and the Moose would be turned loose at the base of Mt. Rainier.
In his defense, the fact of the matter remains, a grown man failed to look both ways before crossing the warning track. Not to mention it wasn’t his home field. If I’m a player at an away venue, my head’s on a swivel. So many factors you can’t control and aren’t familiar with. I mean streakers, rogue fans, MORGANA! If you’re not careful you may have to sign an autograph or two. You’ve got a big investment to protect, let’s be a little more vigilant.
Now, it may seem that I have a bone to pick with athletes, maybe I’m a little jealous…not true. I just have issue with opposing athletes, and let’s just say if I’m rolling into Invesco, I’ve got my head on a swivel!