I DIDN'T KNOW WE HAD A MASCOT BEFORE TC BEAR WAS BORN

It's true. According to Baseball Prospectus, the Minnesota Twins haven't always had a cute lovable TC Bear... TC wasn't introduced until the year 2000.  It's hard not to love TC...but it wasn't hard to NOT love Twinkie The Loon. Why DO we call the Twins the Twinkies? Is Twinkie The Loon the very reason?  Follow the link HERE to see what Twinkie The Loon looked like.

TWINKIE THE LOON?

Twinkie The Loon made his debut in the 1980's for the 1980 and the 1981 seasons only.  There are not many pictures of Twinkie.  I mean...it sort of makes sense...The Loon is our bird after all...but something about a loon...just isn't cuddly...lovable.... and in this case, it was a really weird lookin' Mascot.  Chalk it up to "Things the Minnesota Twins would like to forget along with the 1990 season."

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