We should feel very fortunate to be following a baseball team with one of the most iconic mascots in all of professional sports. You really can not understate just how awesome the Phillie Phanatic is. He is unique, he is classic and he keeps things hip. Many other franchises have tried to emulate the success the Phillies have had with the Phanatic, and many have failed.
Which brings us to those Tampa Bay Rays, a franchise that is linked to the Phillies forever after the 2008 World Series.
The franchise that has previously hailed mohawks as a good luck fashion and has encouraged fans to bring cowbells to their indoor facility that looks more like an environment known more for an indoor pool than it does a baseball stadium, will introduce a brand new mascot in 2012, replacing this furry guy.
Behold, the new official mascot of the Tampa Bay Rays, DJ Kitty.
I will let The Outside Corner fill you in on the background information on the new mascot. For now, I will leave you with my response...