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!)
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