Thursday, March 5, 2009

Shellfish make lousy mascots

Purchasing Wheat Thins and string cheese at a corner store in North Beach near my home on Telegraph Hill the guy behind the counter had a Crazy Crab bobble head. This (former) S.F. Giants mascot was unpopular from the start. The clerk said people threw batteries at it on the field. What kind of batteries?

The latest mascot is "Lou Seal - need I say more? Crazy wears a minuscule batting helmet on his head. The disturbing part is that crabs don't walk on two legs. They have all sorts of legs, but not two. Don't they also walk sideways? In one of his claws he holds a baseball.


Salty Miss Jill said...

Lou Seal from 'The Mouse and His Child'? The one and the same?

These crab bobbleheads are fucked up.

Bryce Digdug said...

I'm not sure. Now I'm starting to feel sorry for the crab.

LadrĂ³n de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

I saw one of these crabs on the counter of the convenience store at the corner of 19th and Valencia the other night.