Category: mascot abuse
I really hate this thing. It bothers me. Just look at them smug, evil eyes, those Uncle Leo eyebrows, and that smirk! Oh, damn that smirk! Die! You bastard! Die!
(This is probably not be the reaction you want your Spokes-Jack to evoke in people).
In the history of baseball mascots the ones with baseballs for heads are pretty creepy (plus the Red Sox one that didn’t have a baseball for a head but had something else somewhere else that I just had to include in this post because it’s hella creepy, see below):
Now the Colorado Springs Sky Sox are joining in with their own baseball-headed freak of nature, behold, Mr. Sky Sox!
I have the feeling, as cool as Mr. Sky Sox is, he will never replace Sox the Fox…
Sox the Fox is this year’s Best Colorado Sports Mascot according to the Gazette’s Best of the Springs survey. Congrats Sox! It’s a well deserved honor, but I know one person who’d disagree with the choice:
Sox paid a visit to Mr. Elway during opening weekend and John looked less than pleased. Then, trying to impress a legend, Sox the Fox did his classic bit where he racks himself on the gate by the visitor’s dugout, and oh how Elway and friends got a sadistic chuckle out of that:
So there you have it. Sox the Fox rules! Except in the eyes of John Elway. Fine. Be that way. But the next time you come down we’re just going to get this gang to come extra-annoy you: