Well this is a little weird. The formerly mascotless Dodgers suddenly have a mascot roaming around Dodger Stadium taking pictures with children.
Except, for some reason, the Dodgers are denying that their mascot is actually a mascot.
“It’s not a mascot,” Dodgers executive VP of marketing Lon Rosen told the LA Times. “It’s a unique performance character.”
The unique performance character walking around Dodger Stadium acting a lot like a mascot has no official name that I can find and no official gender.
It looks like this.
Oh and its existence was never officially announced by the Dodgers. It just showed up one day.
I think I can figure out what happened here. The Dodgers had a plan in the pipeline to introduce a mascot, but saw all the backlash when the Cubs introduced their Clark character.
So the wizards in Dodgers marketing decided to roll the mascot out on a hush-hush basis and gauge reaction. If people embrace it, then it will be officially acknowledged and named.
If people hate it? They can quietly get rid of it, and pretend this all never happened.
You know, like that Vegas wedding of yours.
What Vegas wedding?
Either that or this is all a ruse to distract us from Yasiel Puig.