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    Re: Yankees' Long-Forgotten Mascot

    Still chuckling:
    It's one of the sadder stories.
    Sure, if your idea of a sad story is the untimely "death" of a huge ugly muppet costume with a hideous mustache.
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    Re: Yankees' Long-Forgotten Mascot

    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    Still chuckling: Sure, if your idea of a sad story is the untimely "death" of a huge ugly muppet costume with a hideous mustache.

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    Re: Yankees' Long-Forgotten Mascot

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    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.
    At first I said to myself, Brien Taylor wasn't 7 feet tall...
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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    That may have been the most hated mascot in the history of mascots!
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    Re: Yankees' Long-Forgotten Mascot

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...535825960.html



    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.
    They had to let him go for selling nickel bags at the bodega on off days.
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    Re: Yankees' Long-Forgotten Mascot

    Who's the crab? I haven't been immersed in the baseball world for that long.

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    I'd rather listen to Kelch read the phone book than suffer through Thom Brennaman's attempt to make every instance on the field the most important event since the discovery of manned space flight. -westofyou

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfan320 View Post
    Who's the crab? I haven't been immersed in the baseball world for that long.

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    Isn't it the Candlestick Crab?
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    Re: Yankees' Long-Forgotten Mascot

    Suddenly, the Olympic mascots don't seem so bad.
    "I can make all the stadiums rock."
    -Air Supply

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    Re: Yankees' Long-Forgotten Mascot

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Isn't it the Candlestick Crab?
    Crazy Crab, 1984 so long ago.... so much fun.

    http://www.rehabthecrab.com/


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    Re: Yankees' Long-Forgotten Mascot

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Crazy Crab, 1984 so long ago.... so much fun.

    http://www.rehabthecrab.com/
    I'm not sure why I remembered that.
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    Re: Yankees' Long-Forgotten Mascot

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfan320 View Post
    Who's the crab? I haven't been immersed in the baseball world for that long.

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    He was the mascot for "The Flats" in Cleveland in the 80's
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    Re: Yankees' Long-Forgotten Mascot

    What a fascinating read.
    What I find most remarkable was that it wasn't the Yankees who refused to renew the contract, but the Ericksons.

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    Re: Yankees' Long-Forgotten Mascot

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Klu View Post
    That may have been the most hated mascot in the history of mascots!
    I can remember Skip Caray on WTBS making fun of that thing. I think the fans did attack at least once because they hated it so much.
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    Re: Yankees' Long-Forgotten Mascot

    Strange I could have sworn their mascot was named Benjamin.

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    Re: Yankees' Long-Forgotten Mascot

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    I can remember Skip Caray on WTBS making fun of that thing. I think the fans did attack at least once because they hated it so much.
    Pretty rich considering the source



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