Arby's Oven Mitt Visits the Bat Cave!
By Mark Fagan,
12:24AM, Mon. Feb. 5, 2007
Not to be shown up by Da Bull, the Austin Ice Bats hosted their own Mascot Night Saturday featuring the Austin Wranglers' Trigger, Texas State's Boko the Bobcat, Round Rock Express' Spike, the Bud Man, the Bats' Fang, and the one-and-only Arby's Oven Mitt. That's right, the Oven Mitt. The Score was too busy drowning his sorrows with Powers Whiskey after witnessing UT's 73-72 defeat at the hands of the K. State Wildcats to make it to the Bat Cave for the Bats' 3-2 shootout loss to the Tulsa Oilers. But had I been there, I would have been honored to share a nip or two with the legendary Oven Mitt. In fact, starting this week, we're gonna run a weekly column on the Oven Mitt until we feel our reader(s) have quenched their thirst for all things Mitt. Keep tuned for this week's column which features Christopher Gray and myself giving our suggestions for possible local mascots that could rival the awesomeness of the Oven Mitt. Teaser, here's two I just came up with: the Tamale House Migas Man (similar to Fudgems, but made from TH migas instead of fudge), and the Red River Coke Spoon (you get the idea). Let the ever-loving Oven Mitt-inspired fun begin.