#199 – The Horse From Melmac

Photo taken: September 11, 2013

Sometime not all that long ago, some sports team thought it would be fun to have an anthropomorphic representation of itself mill around the stadium to pump up the fans while simultaneously driving them nuts.  Most sports mascots are intentionally silly, but you in some strange way they at least make sense.  The mascot for the Texas Rangers baseball club, though, looks a bit off.  Make that waaaaay off.  I think it’s supposed to be a horse, which of course the historical Texas Rangers of old used to ride on… but if you ask me, it looks more like sitcom alien ALF hijacked a golf cart and is joyriding around the warning track harassing the players.  Matt Garza’s taking the brunt of ALF’s pep talk here, and given how he pitched that day, it obviously threw him off his game.

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16 Responses to #199 – The Horse From Melmac

  1. Ally Bean says:

    Hijacking a golf cart is definitely something that Alf would do. Was there a cat anywhere around the field?

  2. Yep – it’s a horse alright – supposedly palomino but I saw no fewer than four distinct colors of Ranger Mascot horses when I googled…..anyway, hijacking the golf cart is the fast way to “get out of Dodge” when you’re a Texas Ranger I should think!

    Pam

  3. He’s a more than a shade saner looking that that stupid dinosaur the Rockies have scaring the be-Jesus outa little kids. Batter up!! ⚾️

    • Dinger’s a dandy… and probably not a coincidence that he debuted around the same time as another purple dinosaur that everyone hates. And I’m not talking about Dino…

  4. draliman says:

    I assumed it was the groundskeeper in fancy dress,

  5. I think it might actually BE one of those sitcom aliens. Maybe the bought the outfit from an old TV studio.

  6. A horse watching baseball from a cart. How cool is that!

  7. Trisha says:

    It’s been a long time since I’ve seen or thought of Alf but that creature in the golf cart does remind me of him. Or it. Or whatever.

    If I remember right, the Mariners had a stupid-looking frog dancing around the stadium. Mariner. Frog. Both connected to water? I don’t know. I thought it was an odd choice.

    • I don’t know if they’ve changed over, but the Mariners used to have a moose. One of my sisters back in the day was a big Griffey fan and had a plush Mariner Moose. If I knew what she did with it (Since I’m sure she never took it with her out of the house), he’d be the newest Shelf Critter…

      • Trisha says:

        Oh, yes, you’re right it was a moose, which was cute but made even less sense! I was thinking of the minor team, the Everett Aquasox. I can’t believe I forgot that and got those two mixed up.

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