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Thursday, January 05, 2006


You think this is easy?

Have you ever harassed a mascot or other person wearing a large character costume in the paid role of trying to entertain park guests or event spectators? If you have, now you have the chance to experience life on the other side. The Springfield Cardinals are holding tryouts for mascots and the spirit team on Saturday, January 21st. Can you fill the shoes of Fredbird's AA counterpart, Louie? Let's see how you feel after you've made a few toddlers cry with your fuzzy red mask and taken the kicks and punches of their older brothers and sisters as you walk the isles getting ready for your next dance on top of the dugout. Seriously, that's got to be one of the hardest paychecks to earn in baseball. Here's my other question. Do you really get to move up through the system as your mascot performance peaks at that level of the farm system, a la Homer Simpson's short stint as the Capitol City Goofball?
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