Two seasons ago, I went to the Tank to see the Sharks play the Maple Leafs with the guy I was dating at the time (who was a Sens fan and just wanted to mock the Leafs (I know, I know)). In front of us was a group of people wearing Crosby Team Canada jerseys and carrying a stuffed penguin. I couldn't quite understand the point of the penguin (other than the obvious Crosby penguin thing) and quietly mocked them and their silly penguin. Then they did something even more odd: they started taking pictures of the penguin. They took pictures of the penguin and the ice, the penguin and each other, and turning the hockey game into a mini stuffed animal photo shoot. So naturally I took pictures of them so that I could mock them later and share the mocking with others.
So cut to tonight at the Giants game for this:
In my defense, there is a logical reason behind bringing a stuffed panda to a baseball game. My new favorite Giant, Pablo Sandoval, has the nickname of the Kung Fu Panda. And other people have been brining pandas to games. And he made Bengie Molina hit a 3 run home run to win the game in true clutch Panda Power form. Yes, it's lame. Yes, I should be mocked. Yes, I'm ok with that.