Wednesday, October 16, 2013

'Rally Bear' banned from Dodger Stadium for six months

He showed up out of nowhere, was ejected in a flash but left an undeniably cheerful feeling in fans' hearts Monday night. Now the Los Angeles Dodgers "Rally Bear" has been slapped with a six-month ban from his home cave — Dodger Stadium.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the man behind the cute-and-cuddly suit was 50-year-old furniture store owner Mark Monninger of Rancho Cucamonga and he was hoping to promote the idea that the Dodgers should have a mascot.

"I'm not trying to promote any organization or cause.... I just want to show fans, this is what is out there, this is someone that can entertain you," he said ( 

And the harmless stunt seemed to work.  The Dodgers did win that night.

Monninger was not arrested, but he faces the possibility should he violate his six-month suspension and show up. 

Down 3-to-1 in the NLCS against the Cardinals, it looks like the Dodgers are ready for their winter hibernation anyway.

1 comment:

  1. Banned the bear causing the Dodgers to lose the NLCS...