Braves Shock Fans with “New Mascot” Announcement
By. Andrew Rodberg
In a turn of events, the Atlanta Braves tweeted out to their followers on Wednesday afternoon that they would be getting a new mascot for the 2018 season. After recently changing the Gwinnett Braves to the Gwinnett Stripers at the end of 2017, the organization now are planning on changing the mascot of the Braves.
As many fans are in shock and wondering why the sudden change, Braves Country is now left speculating about who or what will be the new mascot. From 1950-1986, Chief Noc-a-homa was the face of the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves. In 1986, the Braves and the Chief mutually agreed to end their relationship after disagreements about pay and appearances.
In 1989, the Braves introduced Homer. Homer came on the scene and not many people knew his back story. Homer, not having any ties to the city of Atlanta, left fans wondering if he was a copy of Mr. Met (New York Met’s mascot) after Homer showed many of the same physical qualities. Now 29 years after his arrival, it looks like will be discontinued as a new mascot takes his place.
Braves Country, who do you think will be the new mascot? Many fans think Chopper has a good shot at getting the upgrade to Atlanta.