Astros Mascot Orbit Trolls Texas Rangers Catcher J.P. Arencibia with Signs

Dan CarsonTrending Lead WriterAugust 11, 2014


Orbit is a poor man’s Phillie Phanatic, but at least he’s trying.

The Houston Astros mascot joined the MLB’s growing innocuous sign craze Sunday by preparing a sheaf of large messages for Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia.

Orbit's signs came in response to a beef that started Saturday when Arencibia stepped into the on-deck circle and tossed a rosin bag at the mascot. He also jabbed the green extraterrestrial in the groin.

Houston's mascot responded Sunday with signs—a torrent of pokes about the Texas catcher’s penchant for double-dipping and crying during The Notebook.

Considering Arencibia popped Orbit in the blintzes with a wooden bat, this amounts to light reprisal. Both handled their rivalry with class, however.

It’s always good to see baseball teams have fun at each other’s expense without anyone taking a 90 mph fastball to the throat.

In fact, Orbit had so much fun he passed out. Or died.

Mascot-ing ain’t easy, especially when you have to worry about the guy in the on-deck circle battering your pant scallops into Remoulade.

Orbit doesn't indulge in legwear, but he should consider perusing cups if he wants this rivalry to continue.


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