If you haven’t heard, the Mets will no longer be affiliated with the Buffalo Bisons, but will instead affiliate themselves with the Las Vegas 51s as their new Triple-A affiliate.
That’s all well and good – teams change their affiliation every so often (remember the Norfolk Tides?) – but the real reason for this post is to introduce you to the worst mascot in professional sports.
His name is Cosmo. And he is terrifying.
The team’s website says, “Cosmo is a survivor of a spaceship crash who spent time at "Area 51" and was a baseball phenom on his home planet of Koufaxia.”
Koufaxia. Ah, it’s no wonder the Wilpons moved here.
The more you know about this creature the better.
Cosmo loves hot dogs, Cracker Jack and popcorn. His favorite music includes Elton John's "Rocket Man," David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust," Styx's "Mr. Roboto," and the Space Jazz Trio. His favorite movies and TV shows include Men in Black (I , II & III), all episodes of the Star Wars saga, Lost in Space and Star Trek.
I’m pretty sure this thing is a long lost cousin of Jar Jar Binks, which makes it all that much worse.
The Mets have the greatest mascot in MLB with Mr. Met and the worst mascot in professional sports in Cosmo.