#25 D.Baxter Arizona diamondbacks
Power Ranking #26
Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Mascot Name: D.Baxter
For our #25 on our mascot power rankings D.Baxter of the Arizona DiamondBacks makes for an interesting conversation. Although the team is centered around a snake, a snake does not make for a cuddly mascot that children can love. Hence D.Baxter the mascot was born. D.Baxter has been around for 17 years now, he was revealed in the 2000 season. The original idea for Baxer came from former Diamondbacks second basemen Jay Bells son. Bell's son figure they should have a BOB cat as their mascot considering they played in " Bank One Ballpark (BOB)" @ the time. Since then Baxter has won over Dbacks fans considering he has a scary but yet cuddly persona.
#26 Billy The Marlin Miami Marlins
Power Ranking #26
Team: Miami Marlins
Mascot Name: Billy The Marlin
Debuting in 1993, Billy the Marlin has been a favorite at Marlins Park. Pranking fans and having new routines every outing, Billy the Marlin has been around for over 20 years and has been one of the few mascots that has had the same person play them for over 10 years. Another interesting thing, we can say about Billy the Marlin is he is one of the only mascots to perform a home game outside of home. In 2004, the Marlins were ask to relocate to Chicago in caution of Hurricane Ivan. The Marlins only spent a couple days in Chicago before heading back home. Another one of Billy the Marlins career highlights has to be in 2008 , where he won the "Gold Silly String Award" by the Mascots Hall of Fame.
#27 Slider Cleveland Indains
Power Ranking #27
Team: Cleveland Indians
Mascot Name: Slider
Coming this year, we decide to power rank Major League and Minor league mascot's. You the audience get to learn more about the crazy and wild mascots we have in professional and minor league baseball. The first one on our list is Slider of the Cleveland Indians and the by looks of him, he is very interesting. Slider was introduced in 1990 and has had a rough history. Slider was inspired by the Philly Phanatic. Slider was famously known for his fall off the outfield wall, which tore multiple ligaments in his knee, but that did not go un-noticed in 2008 Slider was inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame. The real question is what is he?
Camelback Ranch: Home of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox
It has been an exhausting three days full of baseball and travel, but today we make our last stop of a tour of spring training. We end this trip by visiting Camelback Ranch, home of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox. The Dodgers and the White Sox have called Camelback Ranch their home for almost 18 years, which is one of the longest spring homes for any Major-League Baseball team. Camelback Ranch is located in Glendale, AZ and the ballpark holds up to 13,000 fans.
Spring Training Day 2: Sloan Park Home of the Chicago Cubs
We move on to Day 2 of our trip to spring training. The day before we saw the Oakland A’s take on the San Francisco Giants @ Hohokam Park, but now we see the reigning World Series Champions Cubs take on the World Series hopefuls Los Angeles Dodgers. The Chicago Cubs have called Sloan Park their home for the past 3 years. The ballpark does not only host the Cubs but also the Mesa Solar Sox, which play for the Arizona fall league during the year.