The Braves introduced Blooper, their new mascot, at Chop Fest on Saturday at SunTrust Park.
Blooper, who resembled a more-tamed version of the Phillie Phanatic, popped out of a machine to the applause of a mostly young crowd. It held a meet and greet with fans afterwards.
Reactions to the latest addition to the Braves organization have not been overly positive.
He look like a broke down version of the Philadelphia Phillies mascot https://t.co/yktKpuvy8l— 🔶 (@Koby_jakoby) January 27, 2018
Dawg I got myself excited over the Braves new mascot and they managed to let me down Georgia sports out here attacking me I’m moving to Antarctica where sports don’t exist— Gabriel J. Gonzalez (@GJGXXV) January 27, 2018
Well...it could have been worse. The little kids do seem to love him which is the only point, I guess. https://t.co/xJHuRL4TGx— ABT (@atlbaseballtalk) January 27, 2018
@Braves So you spend all winter coming up with and promoting a new mascot and this is the best you could do? SMDH— Ronny Yawn (@ronnyyawn53) January 27, 2018
I'd drive through Atlanta traffic to see him.— Brian Duckett (@BrianDuckett11) January 27, 2018
100% disappointed in the braves new mascot— Selena♚ (@SelenaMichelle4) January 27, 2018
"We're looking for a new mascot, ladies and gents. Ideas?"— J.P. Breen (@JP_Breen) January 27, 2018
"What about an animal of some kind?"
"No, that's dumb. How about good ideas?"
"... um... how about, like, the Philly Phanatic, but a little worse and with a bad name?"
"I love it." https://t.co/UiJe1q9z1d
To say Braves country is disappointed in the new mascot would be a massive understatement pic.twitter.com/u7K4YuHYCf— Taylor Lewis (@ITsTaylorLewis) January 27, 2018
Conspiracy theory:— 𝘑𝘦𝘧𝘧 𝘋𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘩𝘰𝘰 (@TheBravesJeff) January 27, 2018
The Braves new mascot, Blooper is John Coppolella. The Front Office is forcing him into a new role to repay team for past rule infractions.
New park, new mascot? Nope. Just gonna watch on tv. My love for baseball will never fade, the Braves on the other hand. I miss the old days. Chipper days.— Ally Swan (@allisonXOswan) January 27, 2018
As if the Braves weren’t already hopeless enough, they named the new mascot blooper....— Jc Shelton (@Jcs_44) January 27, 2018