By Jamey | August 31, 2011
Okay, so I have nothing against Champ. Great guy (uh, monster?) and he is somewhat cuddly and lovable (for a monster, that is). And yes, he has a great history in the state, being in Lake Champlain for ever and ever. But isn’t it time to look at the other animals in Vermont that are a part of our heritage?
I think that it is time to look at a new mascot, and Monday night we sent out Laura and Cubby to scope out Centennial Field to think of the possibilities.
After surveying the crowd and indulging in a warm salted pretzel with (what else?) honey mustard, Laura and Cubby believe that a bear would be perfect as a mascot, and this is why;
- Bears are much more accessible to Centennial Field. They don’t need a helicopter to get to work every day.
Picture courtesy of Vermont Lake Monsters’ photostream
- Bear fur is much more cuddly than fish scales.
- No one can get a crowd to roar like a real bear.
- There are 6,000 bears in the state of Vermont. And just one lake monster (and we SHARE him with New York).
- As a tribute to Teddy Roosevelt. He did find out he was going to be President while he was in Vermont.
- A bear will not slip on a wet baseball field while doing his stunts (claws better than flippers).
- Look back at Cubby. Bears are just cuter. Period.
Okay, that is my case. We will be glad to have Champ back to visit, and will even have a birthday party for him every year. As long as he likes “Honey, I’m Home” Ben and Jerry’s with his cake… (And if you’re ever in need of great sports gifts, we’ve got a whole bunch of Vermont Teddy Bears ready to join all kinds of teams!)