Sox the Fox is Dead

Crazed with rabies, drunk as a lemur, Sox the Fox had to be put down, Old Yeller style, last Sunday.

In lieu of flowers eat a hot dog or something.

Mr. Sky Sox

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):

The Cincinnati Reds had Mr. Redlegs…

…the New York Mets were represented by Mr. Met…

…and the Red Sox had the infamous Massive BonerMan.

Now the Colorado Springs Sky Sox are joining in with their own baseball-headed freak of nature, behold, Mr. Sky Sox!

Here is Mr. Sky Sox, playing right field over Manny Corpus’ left shoulder.
What other mascot plays the game?

A closeup of the elusive Mr. Sky Sox on May 17, 2014.

I have the feeling, as cool as Mr. Sky Sox is, he will never replace Sox the Fox…

Sox! He’s waaay better than Mr. Sky Sox.

…or Socko:

SOCKO! Who looks to be a close relative of Massive BonerMan
with a kind of Frankenstein-thing going on down there.
Way, way off-putting once you see it.

Best Mascot? Elway Says No!

Sox fall 6-3 to the Express on a cold, windy day
Your Best of the Springs Best Sports Mascot!

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 fall 16-12 to the Express.
It’s Broncos’ legend and infamous Sox the Fox hater John Elway!

Sox fall 16-12 to the Express.
John looks like he wants to be anywhere but in front of our lovable, giant rat.

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:

Sox fall 16-12 to the Express.
Hey! John! Look at me! I’m doing stuff!

Sox fall 16-12 to the Express.
Oh geez! Sox jobbered himself!

Sox fall 16-12 to the Express.
Elway laughs while his bud in the plum shirt is loving the sh*t out of Sox getting hurt.

Sox fall 16-12 to the Express.
As Sox crawls onto the dugout to die everyone enjoys a good laugh at his misfortune
(the sick bastards).

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:

Sox crushed by Aces 14-1