Mascot: Any person, animal or jobjec thought to bring luck. In sports, they are used for merchandising. They can take the form of a logo, person, live animal, inanimate object, or a costumed character. Mascots are used as goodwill ambassadors in the community for their team as well. Mascots are not just for sports though, the military has them as well as muic artists. Iron Maiden has Eddie the Head, a zombie-like creature on each of the bands albums. Advertising uses them as well such as Tommy Tojan who rides a horse for Tojan condems.
So remember when you see these mascots don’t go running behind them and kicking them or pushing them over or hitting them upside their heads. There are people inside those mascot uniforms and they are there for a purpose. Not to mention you know those outfits have to be hot as hell. Play along with their antics, thank them for their work and helping fans support their teams.