Annie recently wrote a post titled, “What’s a Tar Heel?”. She talked about how the University of North Carolina’s mascot was a ram and not a tar heel even though the nickname for their teams was Tar Heels. She wondered if it was because it was just too hard to make a furry suit that looked like a foot.
Annie asked me about the Red Sox mascot, wondering if it could be a sock. I wrote a post, titled “the Green Monster and the mascot” which talked about the Red Sox mascot, Wally the Green Monster. I made the comment: “I guess like the Tar Heels, it would probably be pretty silly seeing a person dressed up as a Red Sock.”
I guess I was wrong! I found this photo yesterday on the Boston Globe site while looking at all the ring ceremony photos:
The caption for the photo read: Mascots Lefty and Righty did not head to Los Angeles with Dr. Charles Steinberg. They were out and about at Fenway Park on Opening Day. No word as to how Wally feels about these two.