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A mascot's blood, sweat and fur

Originally Published: July 15, 2009
By Jim Caple | Page 2

It isn't easy being green. Or red. Or purple. Or whatever color Cleveland's mascot Slider is supposed to be.

You think your job is tough? Try filling the size 18 shoes of a baseball mascot. Those dedicated birds, dinosaurs, swinging friars, moose and assorted other creatures brave suffocating 90-plus heat that leaves your feathers, fur and scales coated with sweat that is almost toxic within five minutes of walking onto the concourse. Then you have to maneuver around the narrow ...

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