Mascots are supposed to be sources of encouragement and joy—but sometimes they’re just weird.
Why, for instance, would the Chicago Cubs introduce a mascot who wears no pants? Why would a man jump out of an inflatable bull to propose to his girlfriend? And why, why would the Sochi Olympics make this the face of its Games?
Join me on this journey to strangetown, my friends. If mascots creep you out, beware.