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Monday, June 15, 2009
Max Patkin v2.0 to retireA whole article about the San Diego Chicken and not one mention of "The Baseball Bunch?" Johnny Bench must have some powerful lawyers.
For 35 years, Ted Giannoulas has jumped and run — and flattened Barney — at ballparks across America, climbing into a feathered costume to go to work as the San Diego Chicken.
He still makes a ton of money doing it too. Those 50 appearances this year are going to make Giannoulas six figures, according to the article. And it's not like there can be a ton of overhead. I mean, it's pretty much man + chicken suit, right?
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 4:28pm
Jason @ IIATMS said...
man + chicken suit + medical bills?
But yeah, I’m willing to relocate for that gig
Posted 06/15 at 04:43 PM
I was thinking about the San Diego Chicken just yesterday, as some impostor from Brakebush Chicken led the crowd in the chicken dance. I was going to mention it to the girlfriend - and maybe even pull up the baseball card on my phone - but I didn’t think I could properly explain the excitement that he engendered. It’s sad, actually.
(Not that I have anything against Bernie Brewer… but there aren’t a lot of great mascots around these days. They mostly seem to be big colorful blobs that appeal to the 3 year olds, like in Boston or Cleveland. A chicken though… now that can appeal to multiple generations!)
Posted 06/15 at 04:56 PM
Oh, and here’s the baseball card I meant to link above: http://bapple2286.wordpress.com/2009/03/16/the-ultimate-mascot-card-the-san-diego-chicken/
Posted 06/15 at 04:57 PM
Wooden U. Lykteneau said...
But we still got Myron Noodleman, right?
Posted 06/15 at 05:04 PM
Levi Stahl said...
Six figures?! That’s not exactly chicken feed . . .
Posted 06/15 at 05:55 PM
Tony A said...
PROBABLY THE BEST EVER…I’LL MISS HIM…
Posted 06/17 at 12:28 AM