Breaking News: Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster has been ‘kidnapped’
Reports out of Boston are that a depraved criminal has kidnapped Wally the Green Monster! Actually, to be more accurate, someone absconded with the beloved Boston Red Sox mascot’s outfit, making off with getup after pilfering it and sneaking out of Fenway Park with the costume.
Via NBC Connecticut:
“Missing: Wally the Green Monster, If seen please call Boston Police,” Boston Police Tweeted.
Within seconds, news that the iconic Boston Red Sox mascot costume had been taken from the 100 year old park was spreading.
WHDH, the NBC affiliate in Boston, reports that someone is wearing the costume around Boston.
ESPN’s Boston Twitter feed reports that the person fled in the costume.
So, the perp has been gallivanting about town with a devil-may-care attitude while wearing the mascot costume? I’m not sure — nor do I want to know — about the gender of Wally (although I presume it is a male), but whoever is traipsing down the streets of Boston wearing the Wally getup sure has some balls.
Other reports indicate that the Boston cops are utilizing the police helicopter in an effort to track down this nefarious no-good-doer.
Is it a coincidence that this weekend’s opponents just so happen to be the New York Yankees, the Red Sox’s bitter and most hated rivals? I think not. Sure, the series is in New York, but still.
Let’s hope and pray for Wally’s return and that it is no worse for wear. Or at the least that the costume isn’t all dirty and stuff. Dry cleaning that bad boy can’t be cheap.