Amarillo Sox general manager Mark Lee shook his head late Friday evening and simply said: “Oh what a night.”Things turned sour for Lee as the Sox mascot was supposed to look like a sock but looked nothing like Lee had requested. Instead of a soft looking sock-type mascot from nearly head-to-toe, the foot portion of the sock stuck straight out about 2 feet at the waist. “It was not the way I wanted it,” Lee said. “I’m very disappointed in the lady who did it, and I’ve told her so. She is going to fix it to the changes we want. I want to say on the record, if we offended anybody, I apologize.”
The costume has already been sent back for repairs and will be re-introduced during a home series over this upcoming weekend. We're guessing the new incarnation will look less like a ... sweet mercy, just look at that creepy picture.
All that said, the Sox are promoting on their web site a countdown to a visit from "The Famous Chicken." It's only 12 days from now, and the world waits with anticipation as to what could possibly go wrong there.