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.