Sunday, August 23, 2009

Nominally a Grasshopper

I set the "blog" interns to figuring out the relationship between the bat mascot and the mosquito mascot of the Greensboro team (my theory being that the bat chased around the mosquito in a pantomime hearkening back to the commedia dell'arte, because bats eat mosquitos, right?) and they came back with the startling news that the bat and mosquito were retired in 2005, since which time the Greensboro mascot has been the furry green monster - nominally a grasshopper - seen here.