Team mascots are fun for kids, and fans of all ages, keeping all amused at times when game play slows down (AKA: mandated commercial breaks). So who are the mascots for the Red Sox and its minor league affiliate ball clubs? Since the team is not certain about where players may end up at the conclusion of spring training, this is critical fan information. Well, maybe not, but it is fun.
Let’s start with Wally. I adore Wally. He takes his name from Boston’s number one landmark, the Green Monster. For a monster’s he’s not all that scary, but then again, neither was Oscar the Grouch. Wally has a great big smile. He loves to take pictures with fans, there is a series of children’s books about him, written by Jerry Remy, and can be spotted all around town once the baseball season kicks off. Remdawg and Wally have a close relationship, I hope Mrs. Remy knows. I love when Remy places his Wally doll upside down in the Adirondack chair in front of the announcer’s booth to signify it’s time for the team to rally.
The PawSox, really went out on a limb in the originality department and called their two mascots Paw, a male bear, and Sox, a female bear. I’m not sure what their relation is to one another, (sister brother, married, it’s complicated), but they are a fun pair that roam all throughout family-friendly McCoy stadium making themselves very accessible for photos and autographs.
The Portland Seadogs mascot, Slugger the Seadog is a new one for me. Is there really such thing as a seadog? I know a monster is not real, but what’s a seadog? Things that make you go, hmmm. Located in Portland, ME, the Seadogs are the Red Sox AA ball club.
And let’s not forget the Lowell Spinners of Lowell, MA, who have three mascots according to Wikipedia, “Canaligator, Allie-Gator, and Millie-Gator, introduced in 1996, 1999, and 2006 respectively.” Again, interesting names.
Well, that’s the line-up for mascots in New England. Who’s your favorite local or national mascot?