When the Yanks had a mascot


While I absolutely love the Phillie Phanatic, I can’t imagine a mascot of that ilk having much of a role in the Bronx. Yankee fans just wouldn’t tolerate it. It seems, however, that for parts of a few seasons in the mid-1980s, the Yankees tried to convince the public that this guy would make a good Bronx mascot. As Emma Span writes on the Banter, Yankee fans wouldn’t have any part of it, and they routinely tried to beat up the Yankee Dandy. In typical New York fashion, I laughed at that.

Categories : Asides, Days of Yore


  1. A.D. says:

    We have the guy who walks around with the spoon & the metal thing to bang on to create rallies….I think of him as our mascot.

  2. tommiesmithjohncarlos says:

    What do you mean? We DO have a mascot…

  3. Ivan says:

    My Fav Mascot in baseball is Mr.Met, second is the Phillie Phanatic

  4. emmybee says:

    there are people who don’t hate the phanatic? i had no idea.

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