MLB sure knows how to keep the charm and newness in their games alive. On Tuesday, September 7, the baseball league kicked it up a notch by introducing a Cinnamon Toast Crunch mascot enjoying the Miami Marlins vs New York Mets game from the sidelines.
Sports fans who arrived at the stadium to enjoy the match in person were certainly flummoxed upon seeing the giant character seated alongside them. Some were annoyed at how the mascot got a better seat than them.
Viewers, who were watching the game from the comfort of their homes, were plunged into the depths of discomfort at the sight of the mascot too. Many of them took to Twitter to express their confusion.
Cinnamon Toast Crunch mascot enjoys Marlins vs Mets match
Yes, baseball fans, your eyes didn’t deceive you. That was really a Cinnamon Toast Crunch mascot you saw on your screens!
The Miami Marlins made it to Major League Baseball fairly recently, but the team sure knows how to add some funk and quirkiness during their games. They have always had an unusual mascot sitting behind their home plate.
This particular one had giant eyes and arms popping out from the sides, and was seated behind the home plate in the front rows. The mascot certainly looked thrilled to have been invited to the game.
Fans react to the giant character
MLB’s new mascot left Twitter divided.
While many were thrilled at seeing their favourite cereal come to life, others were wondering how sports fans, who paid their hard-earned money for their seats, would have felt seeing a mascot get a better view than them.
A look at previous MLB mascots
Some of the other memorable MLB mascots include Billy The Marlin, who was a fan favourite for Miami Marlins supporters.
Dinger, an anthropomorphic purple triceratops at the Colorado Rockies’ game, was one of MLB’s favourite dinosaurs.
Who could forget Gapper, the current mascot of the Cincinnati Reds? The furry companion to Mr Red was created by David Raymond’s Raymond Entertainment Group.
Don’t even get us started on MLB’s favourite couple Mr and Mrs Met. The official mascots of New York Mets are celebrities now having starred in many ESPN commercials.