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Contemporarily, a mascot is an anthropomorphized character, which represents a group with a common identity, such as a school, professional sports team, or corporation. Since the man has always been in an awe of the wild beasts, this could have probably led to the MLB teams to adopt monsters as their symbols and their lucky charm. These distinguished creatures stand on their hindpaws symbolic of athletic achievement, civic and corporate pride. Their elegance and authority, rapidity, intellect and diligence make them pampered fellows. Particularly when they wear cute, luxurious clothes and put on stately crowns, they become all the more adorable. For their sweet mischievous activities beauty queens and political candidates often kiss them. Hmmm! Lucky fellows!

But one can’t ignore that they carry a great share of responsibility. They lead the parades, cheer up the players, play with the young children, promote the organization or city during a special event or festival, entertain fans at sporting and school events, or provide family entertainment at birthday parties. 

The MLB teams are often recognized by their mascot. They have used them in their ceremonies, both in primitive costume form, and as models and statues to bring good fortune. The clubs hire an individual who accompany them to home and away games. He dresses up as the creature and amuses the fans. Many of these mascots have a long and illustrious custom.

 

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Many of these mascots have a long and illustrious custom.

Some teams, such as the Dodgers and the Cubs have never had a mascot while other teams had mascots but they were either retired or replaced. The Yankees’ mascot, Dandy, lasted for a short while and most people, including George Steinbrenner, have either become oblivion of it or blocked it from their memories. The original mascot in Cleveland was the Baseball Bug, who was so unpopular that the fans habitually pelted him with garbage.

The White Sox had two mascots - Ribbie, an elephant, and Roobarb, who was an anonymous creature. There was a prompt resentment from the fans towards them, even children overjoyed in attacking them. Eventually, they were retired. In the early 80’s the Giants launched Crazy Crab, the anti-mascot and encouraged fans to hoot and mock at him. Unluckily the Giants were having an offensive season and the unfortunate crab became the object of abhorrence and neglect.

 

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Mascot came into English as a borrowing of the French word mascotte, meaning ‘mascot, charm.’ The inculcation of the word in the English Language is a narration in itself. The concept of a mascot as a person, animal or thing, bringing luck was set up when a French writer, Edmond Audran (1842-1901) wrote a sequence of operettas. One of his most popular was called 'La Mascotte' (1880). The story was about a farm girl who brought good luck to whoever possessed her. The popularity of the French opera was so immense that it was translated into English and staged in England. The translated title became "The Mascot.”




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MLB Teams:

Arizona Diamondbacks
Atlanta Braves
Chicago Cubs
Colorado Rockies
Cincinnati Reds
Florida Marlins
Houston Astros
Los Angeles Dodgers
Milwaukee Brewers
Montreal Expos
New York Mets
Philadelphia Phillies
Pittsburgh Pirates
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants
St. Louis Cardinals
Anaheim Angels
Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers
Kansas City Royals
Minnesota Twins
New York Yankees
Oakland Athletics
Seattle Mariners
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Texas Rangers
Toronto Blue Jays
 

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The best place to watch mlb baseball is at the ball park. Get your tickets to watch these mascaots live:
1) Wally the Green Monster
2) FredBird
3) Homer
4) Southpaw Also watch MLB Playoffs and World series at the ball park.