MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — When it comes to mascots, they just don’t come much more lovable than T.C. Bear, and now the rankings (cough) bear that out.
A Play USA survey of approximately 2,000 MLB fans asked them to rank every official mascot on a scale of 1 to 5.READ MORE: Kepler Homers Twice, Ryan's 11 Ks Lead Twins Over Cubs 5-4
The results placed T.C. Bear fourth among all mascots, with only the Chicago Cubs’ Clark the Cub, the Detroit Tigers’ PAWS, and the Colorado Rockies’ Dinger ranking higher. The Baltimore Orioles’ Oriole Bird rounded out the top five.READ MORE: Conor McGregor Bungles First Pitch Before Twins-Cubs Game
Ranking last out of 27 mascots was the Cleveland Indians’ Slider, followed by the San Diego Padres’ Swinging Friar and the Miami Marlins’ Billy the Marlin.
While the Philadelphia Phillies’ headline-grabbing Philly Phanatic placed in the upper half of the most-popular mascots, the green whatzit also ranked first on the list of the most obnoxious MLB mascots, followed by the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Baxter and, once again, Cleveland’s Slider.MORE NEWS: Nick Gordon Homers, 4 Twins Get 3 Hits, Minnesota Tops Cubs 9-5
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