The Arizona Diamondbacks have introduced a new mascot. As a result, fans walking around Chase Field will have to keep their heads on a swivel so they don’t get a flying elbow from the top rope.
Introducing the D-Backs Luchador.
This as about as intense as it gets in the mascot game. I doubt Wally the Green Monster or Raymond the Tampa Bay Rays mascot can bench press 300 pounds or crush beer cans on their abs. The D-Backs Luchador made his first appearance earlier this season and was immediately taken to by fans, so the team decided to make him the official mascot. Arizona has even announced it will give away Luchador masks to the first 20,000 fans who arrive at the ballpark on July 27.
In the event of a mascot war over the remaining few months of the season, I know who I’m putting my money on.