ATLANTA – Welcome to Atlanta, Blooper!
After the Braves revealed their newest mascot, Blooper, at ChopFest on Saturday, many fans across the country were left confused.
While the kids seemed to love the new furry addition to the fanbase, adults and long-time fans alike aren’t so thrilled.
Dawg I got myself excited over the Braves new mascot and they managed to let me down Georgia sports out here attacking me I’m moving to Antarctica where sports don’t exist— Gabriel J. Gonzalez (@GJGXXV) January 27, 2018
This version of the shining would be 100x scarier and that’s facts pic.twitter.com/SmZ2UZE28L— Ryan (@rhopkins_) January 27, 2018
Many have discussed the similarities to the famous Phillie Phanatic. One person even tweeting saying, “#Blooper is the Phanatic after the flu. And being washed in hot water. Whilst wearing a yak fur coat.”
He's a mix between orbit and Phanatic !! pic.twitter.com/GBPczPcGwe— Wes Talley (@BoSox1903) January 28, 2018
Many fans are asking what happened to Homer while others are calling for Chief Noc-A-Homa to be reinstated.
Bring back Chief Noc-A-Homa! Atlanta’s mascots have gone downhill since they got rid of The Chief! pic.twitter.com/gQehIDLOrA— Mark Shanks (@mas4Christ) January 28, 2018
Now, it’s not all hate for Blooper. There are fans who are defending lovable mascot.
I like the Braves new mascot.— Logan Booker (@LoganMBooker) January 27, 2018
Don’t @ me.
Everyone's a critic, but I will say this:— Braves Paul (@BravesStats) January 27, 2018
Blooper is a great name for a baseball mascot.
Watch the moment the Braves revealed Blooper:
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