The Atlanta Tool Race
This one really gets my goat. At least with the Pepsi Bottle Race you have some
Doesn’t that just say it all about races trying to compete with our Sausages? (photo from sacrificefly.blogspot.com)
frame of reference for their inclusion in the game. Pepsi obviously has a vested interest in keeping fans entertained during games in the Trop. Sure, there’s no real tie-in to the team’s history or greater viewing market, but they’re young. They’ll get there.
Atlanta, on the other hand, has no excuses. Here they have this rich, storied, history of baseball greatness in a culturally rich and diverse area with literally endless reams of material with which to fashion racing mascots, and what do they do?
They have the audacity to bring out a handful hand tools stamped with Home Depot on them for a between-innings trot around the field. If there’s no connection to the environment they’re racing in, then what are working for here? It’s just a bunch of crap dancing around on the field for no reason.
For shame, Braves. To think you once called Milwaukee your home.