Nationals just keep getting better

(New one on the left, old one on the right)

The Nationals recently unveiled their “improved” mascot, Screech the Eagle. This has got the be the last thing that Jim Bowden did before he resigned, right? I mean this is just one huge middle finger to the Nationals as far as I’m concerned. It’s not like the original mascot was a tough-looking guy who you were scared of but then again not many pro mascots of successful teams are. Look at Wally the Green Monster, Mr. Met and Steely McBeam for example:

These guys aren’t the most frightening felt covered friends in the world, let’s be honest. But their fans love them and there really is no need for a “redesign”. I think the old Screech the Eagle got the job done and every child who went to a Nationals game slept well that night.

Though now looking at it, the new Screech the Eagle does scare the crap out of me, but in a more “deranged chicken who just found out what you do with her eggs” sort of way. And I don’t think that’s the direction the Nats really were looking to go.

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One Response to “Nationals just keep getting better”

  1. C Gally Says:

    The first rule of animal mascots: you must have a hula-hoop sized waistband.

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