Boston Celtics G-League affiliate Maine Red Claws really need to change their mascot
The Boston Celtics G-League affiliate happens to be the Maine Red Claws. Their mascot is a large red lobster – as in one that has already been boiled to death. Live lobsters are a brown/green color. What was the team thinking? One of my readers, David Anthopoulos, broached this question some time ago, and it got my attention. I even took a Twitter poll on this matter.
Should the Maine Red Claws have a dead, red lobster as their mascot?
— Tom Lane (@TomLaneHC) October 2, 2018
How can 30% of respondents not care about this? The current red mascot leaves the door open for rival announcers to come up with such demeaning statements as:
“Looks like the Red Claws are dead in the water!”
“There was just no life in the Red Claws right from the start!”
See what I mean? It gets worse. According to NewMaineNews.com, the Red Claws mascot, Crusher got tossed back into the sea to breed. I am not making this up!
Maine Red Claws Mascot Seized by Wardens for Being Over the Size Limit
Portland — Wardens with the Maine Marine Patrol have taken custody of Crusher, mascot for Maine’s G-League basketball team the Maine Red Claws, for being too large.
The Marine Patrol said by returning Crusher to the sea, he’ll help ensure a healthy population of lobster for the future.
“This is about sustainability. A lobster the size of Crusher is prime breeding age. He could be the father of a million pounds worth of lobsters over the next decade.”
Crusher was taken to Casco Bay, where he is believed to have been caught, for release.
Last I knew, dead lobsters are incapable of procreation. I am taking another poll. I don’t feel our G-League team in Maine should have a boiled, dead lobster roaming the sidelines of a basketball game. Please help me in this endeavor by your vote.
Should the Maine Red Claws have a boiled, dead lobster as their mascot?
— Tom Lane (@CelticsSentinel) September 5, 2019
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