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Mr. Man
09-17-2007, 05:09 PM
Ribbie and Roobarb get their chance in Home Run Derby's Mascot Brackets.

The matchup - #3 Youppi! vs #6 Ribbie and Roobarb.
http://homerderby.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/youppi-192.jpghttp://homerderby.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/ribbie-and-roobarb-192.jpg

If R&R win, they'll match up against Raymond (Devil Rays) who eliminated Southpaw (http://homerderby.com/archives/1003) earlier in the first round. :mad:

Let's stuff that ballot!
click and VOTE FOR RIBBIE AND ROOBARB! (http://homerderby.com/archives/1105)

Go Sox!

Ex-Chicagoan
09-17-2007, 05:15 PM
Aargh. I had been trying to forget all three of them...

chisoxmike
09-17-2007, 05:32 PM
What about Andy The Clown? Now there's a vote I'd get behind!

eriqjaffe
09-17-2007, 06:02 PM
Youppi is now the official mascot of the Montreal Canadiens, making him the only mascot to have switched from one pro league to another - the San Diego Chicken (a.k.a The Famous Chicken) doesn't count, as he was never an official mascot of any team.

chisoxfanatic
09-17-2007, 06:40 PM
Truth be told, the season ticket holder next to me was Ribbie!

Brian26
09-17-2007, 10:54 PM
the San Diego Chicken (a.k.a The Famous Chicken) doesn't count, as he was never an official mascot of any team.

Wasn't the Chicken associated with the Padres when he began? I know there was a lawsuit at some point over who owned the costume, but he was "re-hatched" at Jack Murphy in the early 80s (I remember this from TWIB).

eriqjaffe
09-17-2007, 10:58 PM
Wasn't the Chicken associated with the Padres when he began? I know there was a lawsuit at some point over who owned the costume, but he was "re-hatched" at Jack Murphy in the early 80s (I remember this from TWIB).He was associated with the Padres, but Ted Giannoulas was officially an employee of KGB-FM (who must have been the Padres' flagship at the time). After KGB fired Ted and replaced him with somebody else in the suit, Giannoulas won a lawsuit allowing him to continue performing in a chicken suit (although not the same chicken suit), which was the "re-hatching" thing you're thinking of.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego_Chicken

Frontman
09-17-2007, 11:24 PM
I can't do it. Sox loyalty only goes so far; but I can't bring myself to vote for a candidate I don't believe in.

:D:

skottyj242
09-18-2007, 12:56 PM
How did we let Southpaw lose?

Fenway
09-18-2007, 01:49 PM
Good Lord


Ribbie and Roobarb (Chicago White Sox) (77%)
Youppi! (Montreal Expos / Canadiens) (23%)
Youppi! lives on

http://www.coupestanley.com/images/canadiens-expos-youppi.jpg

eriqjaffe
09-18-2007, 01:53 PM
Good Lord

Ribbie and Roobarb (Chicago White Sox) (77%)
Youppi! (Montreal Expos / Canadiens) (23%)Youppi! lives on

http://www.coupestanley.com/images/canadiens-expos-youppi.jpg

I like how the Expos retired #10 twice.

Foulke You
09-18-2007, 06:09 PM
I like how the Expos retired #10 twice.
What the??! Does anyone have the back story on that? Outside of Jackie Robinson's #42, how can you retire the same # twice?:?:

eriqjaffe
09-18-2007, 06:17 PM
What the??! Does anyone have the back story on that? Outside of Jackie Robinson's #42, how can you retire the same # twice?:?:Dawson wore #10 before they retired it in honor of Le Grande Orange. The 'spos retired #10 for Staub in 1993, 7 years after Dawson left Montreal. They re-retired it for Dawson in 1997.

I guess it's no stranger than the Sox retiring #3 for Harold Baines and then re-acquiring him twice, really.

Fenway
09-18-2007, 06:22 PM
What the??! Does anyone have the back story on that? Outside of Jackie Robinson's #42, how can you retire the same # twice?:?:

They made the mistake of giving Dawson the same number as Staub who maybe the most beloved Expo becaused he learned to speak French Youppi is orange because of Staub.

JB98
09-18-2007, 07:02 PM
Ribbie and Roobarb continue to lead with 69 percent of the vote! Keep those votes coming!

Vernam
09-18-2007, 07:09 PM
I went to high school with the guy who became the first Ribbie (or maybe Roobarb -- he was the pink one). He really wanted to be a mascot and had been paying his own way into the park dressed as a duck. I'm not making this stuff up! So he had a leg up, I suppose.

I knew someone who once ran into him at Disney World, where he was working as Goofy. Of course. :D:

Vernam

Sox
09-18-2007, 11:38 PM
WOOO HOOOOOO I voted for Ribbie and Rhubarb.:bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance:

KnightSox
09-19-2007, 07:44 AM
In a related story, my sister and I ended up riding the tilt-a-whirl with Ribbie at a carnival a long time ago. That costume stunk, understandably so.

35th&Shields
09-19-2007, 10:02 AM
Shouldn't Andy the Clown be considered as an "unofficial" mascot? When I think back to my youth at Old Comiskey I think of Andy the Clown way before those two fur balls. I did vote for them, though.

Fenway
09-19-2007, 10:19 AM
Shouldn't Andy the Clown be considered as an "unofficial" mascot? When I think back to my youth at Old Comiskey I think of Andy the Clown way before those two fur balls. I did vote for them, though.

Thing I remember most about Andy was he had very bad breath


Ribbie and Roobarb (Chicago White Sox) (65%)
Youppi! (Montreal Expos / Canadiens) (35%)Total Votes: 125

tebman
09-19-2007, 11:34 AM
I went to high school with the guy who became the first Ribbie (or maybe Roobarb -- he was the pink one). He really wanted to be a mascot and had been paying his own way into the park dressed as a duck. I'm not making this stuff up! So he had a leg up, I suppose.

I knew someone who once ran into him at Disney World, where he was working as Goofy. Of course. :D:

Gotta love it! Wonder what he put on his tax return under "occupation." :redneck

pdr
09-19-2007, 12:29 PM
Gotta love it! Wonder what he put on his tax return under "occupation." :redneck

Fur person

Fenway
09-19-2007, 12:35 PM
R & R were created by the same people that invented the Phanatic, Youppi and trhe WORST mascot of all time

http://homerderby.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/dandy-193.jpg (http://homerderby.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/dandy-193.jpg)

DANDY of the NY Yankees

HerzogVon
09-19-2007, 01:24 PM
All mascots ought to be shot. ( Think of the boon to the small arms industry. ) Ribbie and Roobarb deserve special consideration, as they have been an insult to Sox fans ever since JR & EI took over the team. My suspicions are that this was something Einhorn cooked up, though I have no solid evidence. [ This was the same guy who went running to Ch.2 after buying the Sox, due to his past affiliation with CBS. ] Ch.2 then had Bill Kurtis, Walter Jacobson and Johnny Morris. They all HATED the Sox, and were fawning Cubs fans. What an idiot!

As for misplaced and botched numbers; am I the only person on earth who remembers when Bobby Hull wore #7, and not #9?! This has been bugging me for a few decades now...

ode to veeck
09-19-2007, 01:44 PM
All mascots ought to be shot. ( Think of the boon to the small arms industry. ) Ribbie and Roobarb deserve special consideration, as they have been an insult to Sox fans ever since JR & EI took over the team.

I couldn't have stated it better ...

Nellie_Fox
09-19-2007, 03:17 PM
All mascots ought to be shot. ( Think of the boon to the small arms industry. ) Ribbie and Roobarb deserve special consideration, as they have been an insult to Sox fans ever since JR & EI took over the team. My suspicions are that this was something Einhorn cooked up, though I have no solid evidence. [ This was the same guy who went running to Ch.2 after buying the Sox, due to his past affiliation with CBS. ] Ch.2 then had Bill Kurtis, Walter Jacobson and Johnny Morris. They all HATED the Sox, and were fawning Cubs fans. What an idiot!

As for misplaced and botched numbers; am I the only person on earth who remembers when Bobby Hull wore #7, and not #9?! This has been bugging me for a few decades now...Hull wore #16 before he was #9. I don't remember him ever being #7. Ted Lindsay was #7.

Edit: I stand corrected. I just researched it, and Bobby wore #16 his first few years, was #7 in the 62-63 season before switching to the #9.

pdr
09-19-2007, 05:41 PM
R & R were created by the same people that invented the Phanatic, Youppi and trhe WORST mascot of all time

http://homerderby.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/dandy-193.jpg (http://homerderby.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/dandy-193.jpg)

DANDY of the NY Yankees

Nah, Crazy Crab of the Giants had to be the worst
http://sayhey.files.wordpress.com/2007/04/crab_in_action.jpg

TheCommander
09-19-2007, 08:43 PM
Nah, Crazy Crab of the Giants had to be the worst
http://sayhey.files.wordpress.com/2007/04/crab_in_action.jpg

Crazy Crab is still with the Giants. Just a different costume now:
:barrybonds
"You're an idiot!"

WhiteSoxJunkie
09-20-2007, 06:59 PM
R & R were created by the same people that invented the Phanatic, Youppi and trhe WORST mascot of all time

http://homerderby.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/dandy-193.jpg (http://homerderby.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/dandy-193.jpg)

DANDY of the NY Yankees

He looks like a combination of Cap'n Crunch and the Stanford tree!

russ99
09-21-2007, 12:25 PM
He looks like a combination of Cap'n Crunch and the Stanford tree!

Actually, he looks frighteningly like Peter Gammons! :tongue:

Sorry, can't vote for Ribbie and Roobarb. The only mascot deserving of my votes is the Phanatic. Can't pull for Chicken either, since he was whoring himself out to every team imaginable, the Cubs too.

I'm glad the Sox never hired that clown, but deservedly so after the experience of fans constantly ripping on Ribbie and Roobarb.

Andy the Clown was certainly an icon, but lots of my friends were Sox fans as kids in the 70s and he scared the hell out of all of us.

Fenway
09-21-2007, 01:24 PM
Youppi! is heartbroken as he has lost the election to R&R


Ribbie and Roobarb (Chicago White Sox) (63%)
Youppi! (Montreal Expos / Canadiens) (37%)


http://homerderby.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/ribbie-and-roobarb-sell-stuff.jpg (http://homerderby.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/ribbie-and-roobarb-sell-stuff.jpg)

jortafan
09-21-2007, 02:32 PM
I went to high school with the guy who became the first Ribbie (or maybe Roobarb -- he was the pink one). He really wanted to be a mascot and had been paying his own way into the park dressed as a duck. I'm not making this stuff up! So he had a leg up, I suppose.

Vernam

I believe you, because I remember that duck. In fact, I was starting to think I was the only one who remembered that a guy in a duck's head and White Sox jersey used to wander around the stands.

For what it's worth, I'm kind of sad to see Ribbie and Roobarb live on. As much as I'd like to support anything White Sox-related, Youppi! was always a personal favorite. In fact, he's the only sports-related mascot who doesn't totally annoy me.

PaleHoseGeorge
09-22-2007, 10:28 AM
Andy the Clown was certainly an icon, but lots of my friends were Sox fans as kids in the 70s and he scared the hell out of all of us.

My thoughts exactly. Any special sentiment for Andy's plight after the Sox refused his admittance to the new park is washed clean by the fact he was asking for money to lead cheers.

Glad to know my ancient scan of Ribbie & Roobarb's minivan ad (circa 1999) is still making the rounds of the internet.

The scanner died five years ago, but the image lives!

Stoky44
09-22-2007, 05:03 PM
Haha looks like R&R won because of WSI, at least in the eyes of the writer.

"White Sox Interactive (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/) has found the Youppi! vs Ribbie and Roobarb (http://homerderby.com/archives/1105) battle and has started voting early and often for R&R … so let’s give Youppi’s old team another chance to move on in the brackets …"

billcissell
09-25-2007, 12:43 PM
As for misplaced and botched numbers; am I the only person on earth who remembers when Bobby Hull wore #7, and not #9?! This has been bugging me for a few decades now...

I recall him wearing #16 very early in his career with the Hawks.

Fenway
09-25-2007, 12:58 PM
As for misplaced and botched numbers; am I the only person on earth who remembers when Bobby Hull wore #7, and not #9?! This has been bugging me for a few decades now...

I recall him wearing #16 very early in his career with the Hawks.[/quote]

Well he obviously wore #16 in 1961

http://assets.espn.go.com/media/nhl/2002/0512/photo/a_hull_i.jpg

RhubarbStew
09-25-2007, 01:53 PM
I have a fond memory of Ribbie & Roobarb riding some vehicle on the warning track past the right center field stands and being pelted with garbage. Ah, Old Comiskey...

Mr. Man
09-26-2007, 02:17 PM
I recall him wearing #16 very early in his career with the Hawks.

Well he obviously wore #16 in 1961

http://assets.espn.go.com/media/nhl/2002/0512/photo/a_hull_i.jpg[/quote]

Holy Carp - Is that a picture of the Blackhawks and the Stanley Cup?

eriqjaffe
09-26-2007, 02:34 PM
Holy Carp - Is that a picture of the Blackhawks and the Stanley Cup?Yep. Chicago is home to two of the longest championship droughts in professional sports!

Fortunately for us, it used to be three. ;)