The Rolling 2004 Mascot Thread

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maura (maura), Thursday, 18 November 2004 19:05 (fifteen years ago) link


MindInRewind (Barry Bruner), Thursday, 18 November 2004 19:47 (fifteen years ago) link

New Expo mascot (in light of recent free agent signings):

David R. (popshots75`), Thursday, 18 November 2004 20:03 (fifteen years ago) link

six months pass...
A Hall of Fame we really ... need?

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Monday, 13 June 2005 16:38 (fourteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 30 June 2005 15:29 (fourteen years ago) link

With the Giants woes of late, fans intent on bringing back the authentically offensive Candlestick atmosphere to the decreasingly civilized SBC Park are hoping to Rehab The Crab.

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 30 June 2005 15:35 (fourteen years ago) link

"Krukow said that one of the funniest things he ever saw involved the Crab and Jeffrey Leonard, who used to threaten teammates with bodily harm should they come anywhere near his locker. Catcher Steve Nicosia responded to this by dressing up in the Crab's costume, going into Leonard's locker, and trashing the hell out of it. Krukow says that even Leonard laughed -- the Crab wasn't a teammate; how could he murder it?”

-Gregg P. on

"I remember attending a game that was graced by a Crazy Crab appearance. People were booing as usual, and maybe a few hot dog wrappers and cups were being tossed his way as well.

At this point, the scoreboard began flashing the message:


Almost immediately, all manner of debris -- batteries, hot dogs, full cups of beer and soda, baseballs -- came raining down from the stands on the unfortunate crustacean, who was forced to scurry (sideways, I think) out of range, back to around second base."

-John B. on

"On the final day of the 1984 season, as he stood on the field in the suit before the game, Doba reportedly told a Giants executive, "I hope there's nobody up there with a gun."

- Wayne Doba, the legend who portrayed Crazy Crab

“We used to drill him with the resin bag daily, so he was scared of us.”

- Giants broadcaster and former pitcher Mike Krukow

“What I wanted to do, when we finally retired him, was give everybody in the ballpark a crab cocktail. So it would be like the first time in history where the fans wound up eating the mascot.

I thought that would be a really cool thing.”

- Pat Gallagher, President of Giants Enterprises. Member of the Giants organization for 30 years.

“In one of his last games, as he circled the field carrying a rubber torch to the tune of the ‘Chariots of Fire’ theme, Crazy Crab was tackled and pummeled by an as-yet unnamed San Diego Padre player. (Crazy Crab actor) Wayne Doba sued and won a $2000 settlement.”

New York Sports Express

In 1999, two games before the final game at Candlestick Park, the Giants gave the fans one last chance to boo their most hated Candlestick characters: Tommy Lasorda and the Crazy Crab:

“Also returning was the world's best mascot, Crazy Crab, whose appearance was designed to give long-memoried fans one more chance to boo and throw things. "Crazy Crab had the line of the night," says Jack M.: "'I hope the Dodgers sweep you!'" Now that's a mascot to which fans that have been denied a championship for 40 years can relate: mean, surly, belligerent, sullen.

The Crab made his declaration during, I believe, the third inning of Wednesday night's game, as he took over the PA announcements of the hitters. The camera was on PA announcer Sherry Davis, the Crab, and the former Giants closer, the now-infamous Greg Minton. He and Davis laughed at the Crab's statement. So did I. It was funny. This was the whole point: He's crabby. He hates the fans for booing him so violently.

A lot of the Giants, however, didn't appreciate his performance, including Barry Bonds and Dusty Baker, who I guess didn't get the spirit in which the Crab delivered his line...”

-Jack M. and Gregg P. on

“Crazy Crab was the best ‘cause you could throw stuff at him. You can’t throw stuff at Lou Seal”

-Mike Krukow

The Crab would enter the field to the theme music: "All those fans in Giants Land love that Crazy Crab -Down by the Bay, folks all say - Love that Crazy Crab." And then he would be pelted viciously by the fans with golf balls, carrots, peanuts, beer bottles, even urine-filled balloons.

In the clubhouse, players used to spit tobacco juice through his eyeholes and drop lighted firecrackers in his path. Goba, the man who portrayed the Crab, had plans to drop a Crazy Crab costume onto the field from a helicopter in a final, suicidal send-off, but thought better of it, worrying that kids in the stands might ‘freak out’.”

-New York Sports Express

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 30 June 2005 15:41 (fourteen years ago) link

What I wanted to do, when we finally retired him, was give everybody in the ballpark a crab cocktail. So it would be like the first time in history where the fans wound up eating the mascot.

Ahem... every time the University of Texas retires a Bevo, they have a barbecue.

boldbury (boldbury), Thursday, 30 June 2005 17:17 (fourteen years ago) link

six years pass...


Josef K-Doe (WmC), Friday, 1 July 2011 23:23 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...
three weeks pass...
five months pass...

in response to Clark the Cub

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 15 January 2014 21:11 (five years ago) link

three months pass...

prob Secret Service's finest hour since they questioned Groucho Marx for 'threatening' Nixon

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Friday, 18 April 2014 15:15 (five years ago) link

one month passes...
three years pass...

via Amazin' Avenue:

In possibly the greatest piece of Marlins news this offseason, former Marlins President David Samson apparently once threw a fit and threatened to fire people when Julio the Octopus accidentally won the sea creature mascot race at Marlins Park after Billy the Marlin fell down and tripped Angel the Crab. The sea creature race has been cancelled by the new ownership regime.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 20:13 (one year ago) link

eleven months pass...

mr shucks

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 23 January 2019 20:49 (nine months ago) link

earlnash, Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:26 (nine months ago) link

the rare skinny pirate parrot

mookieproof, Thursday, 24 January 2019 02:01 (nine months ago) link

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