Tuesday October 14th, 2014

Scorch, possibly the most insane sports mascot ever created, has been scratched. Permanently.

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“We’re extinguishing Scorch,” Brian Petrovek, the president of the Adirondack Flames, told PostStar.com on Tuesday. “The misjudgment we made was such that we came to that decision.”

The fire-themed mascot of Petrovek's AHL team was benched for the team's home opener on Saturday after he was featured in a skit that showed him, well, killing an actor playing a firefighter.

If the lunacy of his design wasn't enough to consign Scorch to the ash heap of mascot history, the tone-deaf skit did the trick.

Petrovek said that Flames' management is designing a new mascot that will be associated with “fun, not fear.” That's probably a good plan considering that a mascot is primarily supposed to enchant and entertain children.




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