June 24, 2005

Life as a Big League Mascot: Interesting interview with the MN Twins' TC Bear. Is he an off spring of the Hamm's Beer Bear?

posted by daddisamm to baseball at 07:39 AM - 7 comments

He better be related to the Hamm's bear. I've been buying 30 packs ( for $13.50) of it for a few years now, trying to bring good luck to the team, and all I've gotten in return is three straight first round exits and a bad taste in my mouth.

posted by emoeby at 09:06 AM on June 24

Stick with the mascots, thats shows good loyalty to your team of choice. It will get better eventually trust me.

posted by Rage Rod 74 at 01:57 PM on June 24

I don't know if you want to get drunk that's a damn good price for a 30 rack.

posted by dwrinkle at 02:58 PM on June 24

Hamms is an interesting beer--If memory serves, its really good if its really, really cold.. Otherwise-yucko

posted by daddisamm at 10:28 PM on June 24

When I was in college (the second time), I lived in a huge Victorian with seven other guys. We'd throw keggers to pay the rent, and to show tonight was the night to work toward throwing up, we'd put a 6' tall styrofoam Hamm's Bear out on the roof of the front porch. One summer night, my buddy got the brilliant idea to put a couple of lit tiki torches with the Hamm's Bear. It looked really festive, and hell, the cops didn't care -- they'd stop in after shift, get a beer and scout for college girls. So the place is rockin' and I'm standing out of the front lawn with some people when I hear some scrabbling sounds coming from the house roof. There was a little square of area up top, maybe 8' by 8', where some of the couples would, ahem, get closer. On this night, housemate Chris had taken his SO up there for a little activity. In his drunken state, however, before anything could happen he had walked off the side of the square, which wasn't enclosed. I heard him slipping on the pitched roof, trying to stop himself, and then: "OH SHIIIT!!!" Chris comes tumbling off the pitch of the third story and lands directly on the Hamm's Bear, basically exploding it. It, the lit tiki torches and Chris bounce off the roof and fall the final 10 feet to the ground in front of us. The Hamm's Bear (or what's left of it) is on fire, people are screaming and Chris casually stands up and looks at us. "Look," he says, "I hung on to my beer!" There was no beer left in the cup, of course, and he had broken his other wrist ... but one of the great drunken moments of my life.

posted by wfrazerjr at 11:08 AM on June 25

I am a lifelong Twins fan who travels home to see at least two games in the Humpty Dome every year and I have never seen this alleged mascot. Guess I better pay less attention to the games... Great stuff, wfrazer

posted by 15Vikings at 09:44 PM on June 25

No mascot will ever have the fan love like Youppi did. After Loria destroyed the Expos, Youppi could still draw 5000-6000 fans a game.

posted by ?! at 02:15 PM on June 26

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