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    Yankees' Long-Forgotten Mascot

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    The biggest bust in Yankees history was 7 feet tall, made $40 every home game and spent most of his brief career in the upper deck.

    From 1979 to 1981, the Yankees employed a mascot named Dandy. He was big and blue and a spectacular failure—a historical oddity for a proud franchise that has collected 27 world championships but would just as soon forget he even existed. Which, to be fair, isn't terribly difficult to do.

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    Re: Yankees' Long-Forgotten Mascot

    Wow, I did not know that. I hope Gapper joins him in mascot heaven.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Yankees' Long-Forgotten Mascot

    Very possibly the last thing in the world you'd expect a Yankee mascot to look like. I have no memory of him, thank goodness.

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    Re: Yankees' Long-Forgotten Mascot

    Dandy has the hair and facial hair of Goose Gossage.

    /r/reds

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    Re: Yankees' Long-Forgotten Mascot

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted View Post
    Dandy has the hair and facial hair of Goose Gossage.

    I was thinking more along the lines of Thurman Munson, but that seemed wrong somehow.

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    I was thinking of one of the members of Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem.



    Lower right. The same guy i picture when I hear "Sultans of Swing".

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    Re: Yankees' Long-Forgotten Mascot

    That story really is more like a Seinfeld episode than real life.
    "Reality tells us there are no guarantees. Except that some day Jon Lester will be on that list of 100-game winners." - Peter Gammons

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    I hope Gapper joins him in mascot heaven.
    What do you have against Gapper? I mean I know he's a copy of the Philly Phanatic, but so what. He's a good addition to the mascot group, IMO.

    Gapper rocks.

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    Re: Yankees' Long-Forgotten Mascot

    I had no idea they even had something like this. Probably Steinbrenner's idea after he saw some other team's mascot get fans interested.
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    Re: Yankees' Long-Forgotten Mascot

    I thought their mascot was Bob Costas.

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    Re: Yankees' Long-Forgotten Mascot

    Quote Originally Posted by RBA View Post
    I thought their mascot was Bob Costas.
    Now THAT'S funny!

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    Re: Yankees' Long-Forgotten Mascot

    I thought their mascot was Bob Costas.
    LOL. Nice one.

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    Re: Yankees' Long-Forgotten Mascot

    Looks like Youppi's DNA was spread far and wide.

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    Re: Yankees' Long-Forgotten Mascot

    Quote Originally Posted by RBA View Post
    I thought their mascot was Bob Costas.
    Not Billy Crystal?
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    Re: Yankees' Long-Forgotten Mascot

    All Reds Mascots are lame. The only one I ever thought was cool was Seattle's Moose. Especially after he broke his ankle...so nasty but cool at the same time.


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