Hey Rockies: Ditch the Dinosaur
My sister, a baseball fan who's married to another baseball fan, called me just after midnight in New York City.
We're watching the game, she said. Here's a question. Is the Colorado Rockies mascot a pentaceratops that turns around behind the plate and wiggles his hands at the pitcher or wiggles his bottom at the pitcher?
We're not drunk, her husband added.
No, we're not drunk, she said. We're just confused.
According to the Colorado Rockies' A-Z guide on its website, Dinger, who debuted as the Rockies' mascot when it hatched at Mile High Stadium in April 1994, is officially a triceratops -- although since the site also describes Dinger as "lovable," any information you find here is open to debate.
There's no question, though, that even without the bottom wiggles, Dinger is the most embarrassing mascot in the major leagues. Not to mention the mustiest: The last time I got up close and personal with Dinger, it was opening day, and I thought he could use a good vacuuming.
But we'd settle for a sweep of Philadelphia. -- Patricia Calhoun
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Westword's biggest stories.
- Marijuana Strain Review: Tangerine Haze at Herban Medicinals
Sat., Oct. 10, 7:00pm
Sat., Oct. 10, 7:05pm
Sun., Oct. 11, 12:00pm
University of Denver Pioneers Volleyball vs. University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks Women's VolleyballSun., Oct. 11, 2:00pm
- Reader: Go Ahead and Arrest Kids for Dancing, You Fascist A$$holes!
- Ten Great Colorado Ways for Families to Celebrate October and Halloween