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: Tyler Naquin's 3-Run Homer In 9th Gives Reds 10-7 Win Over Twins
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: Twins’ Byron Buxton Back On Injured List After 94 MPH Fastball Fractures His Hand
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: Sanó Homer Lifts Twins Past Cincinnati 7-5; Byron Buxton Sidelined Again
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