When we talk about baseball in the Lone Star state, it’s often the Rangers and the Astros that get the glory. But Texas is also home to a different kind of professional baseballer – minor league players swinging under the radar in cities and towns all across the state.
the great part of a minor league game is cheaper tickets, smaller crowds, intensely loyal fans, and the teams seem to be a whole lot less formal – that’s reflected in their mascots. Some are brilliant, some more a swing and a miss.
Dan Solomon, writer-at-large for Texas Monthly, joins the Standard to helpfully rank some of the best and worst minor league mascots in the state.
“These are very silly things, and that’s why you see so many teams have fun with them,” Solomon says.
What you’ll hear in this interview:
– Which mascots are home runs
– Which are foul and why
– Why you shouldn’t take the mascots, or this list, too seriously