Monday, March 25, 2013

Royals mascot Sluggerrr gets to third base with a lap dance (NSFW photo)

Posted By on Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Sluggerrrr was clearly thinking with his other wiener.
  • Sluggerrrr was clearly thinking with his other wiener.
How could you, Sluggerrr? Shaken Royals fans have been trying to come to terms with a photo that surfaced over the weekend of the team's lion mascot getting a lap dance from a naked woman. This is surely the biggest betrayal of fan trust in team history.

A guy named John O'Connor tweeted the offending image (an extremely not-safe-for-work photo; look for it after the jump, if you want to sully your eyes) to Deadspin a few days ago, and the sports news site posted it Sunday. It was reportedly snapped at a bachelor party five years ago.

Twitter user @EMAWbumshoulder claimed last night that the photo was taken at his friend's 2005 stag party. He tweeted: "That guy isn't slugger anymore." Well, we should think not. At least he had the sense to put a blanket on the floor so he wouldn't dirty the suit.

Shame, Sluggerrr. Shame.
  • Shame, Sluggerrr. Shame.

Fans and corporations can book Sluggerrr for events, so maybe it was inevitable that a groom's buddies would figure a giant lion mascot and a stripper as a winning party combination. The mystery of who was wearing the Sluggerrr suit at this particular bachelor party remains. Byron Shores was Sluggerrr from 1999 to 2009, but he's not necessarily the mascot in this photo. Another team employee could have had access to the costume.

Shores famously testified in the 2011 trial over a hot dog that struck a fan in the eye. He was let go by the team following the 2009 season.

Toby Cook, the Royals' vice president of community affairs and publicity, went on 610 Sports this morning to say the team is investigating. He also asked fans not to forward the image around social networks. Fans immediately obeyed.

The photo comes just a few weeks after a photo of Mizzou mascot Truman the Tiger taking a bong rip appeared online. What is wrong with our mascots, our promoters of sports teams, our high-fivers of children? It would appear that our oversized novelty animals are just filthy sinners.

At least we still have the Chiefs' KC Wolf, the only chaste, clean-living, values-oriented mascot left around these parts.

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