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Firefighter-killing AHL mascot Scorch consigned to ash heap of history

Scorch, possibly the most insane sports mascot ever created, has been scratched by the AHL's Adirondack Flames. Permanently.
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Scorch, possibly the most insane sports mascot ever created, has been scratched. Permanently.

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“We’re extinguishing Scorch,”

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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.