Good God What Is Orbit the Houston Astros Mascot Doing? (GIF)
So it turns out there are at least two different costumes for Orbit, the Houston Astros mascot. There’s the costume for regular Orbit, a bi-ped baseball-loving alien. Then there’s an Orbit-riding-an-ostrich costume, in which the guy in the suit puts his legs in the ostrich legs while Orbit’s legs dangle off the ostrich’s shoulders.
Why is there a special Orbit-riding-an-ostrich costume? Why not an Orbit-riding-a-horse, or an Orbit-riding-a-dinosaur costume? This I cannot tell you. What I can tell you is that the Orbit-riding-an-ostrich costume was deployed during the Astros-Yankees game on Sunday. And at certain angles, the ostrich head from the Orbit-riding-an-ostrich costume looks an awful lot like something they probably didn’t intend for it to look like.
Not from this angle…
And not necessarily from this angle…
But from this angle?
Yep, that ostrich head sure does look a lot like a giant grey dong.
I’ve seen a lot of disturbing mascots doing a lot of disturbing mascot things. But this one’s right up there at the top. That is just messed up.
Hat Tip – [Deadspin]