Twins mascot T.C. Bear catches ball in his mouth


July 5, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; The helmet of Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau (not pictured) in the dugout before the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Mascots are almost 100% useless, the only exception being those rare times when they put their giant oversized mascot mouths to good use catching baseballs.

T.C. Bear, the Twins’ mascot, had his moment of rare usefulness Tuesday night, snagging this ball in his gaping maw.

Just like a grizzly bear from a majestic nature video snatching a leaping salmon in its jaws.

Let’s see Clark the Cub do that.


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