Following a legendary season, Orbit wins Mascot of the Year award
Orbit wins Mascot of the Year award
Coming off a disappointing awards season that saw the Astros mascot, Orbit, fail to win the MVP, Cy Young or Hottest Bachelor Under-30 Award, things were looking bleak.
Despite having one of the greatest seasons in mascot history that included starting and squashing a beef with J.P. Arencibia:
Getting in on the whole touching Adrian Beltre's head thing:
And even traveling across the globe in order to be tackled by Mark Melancon:
It was the mascot equivalent of Ruth's 1927, Gibson's 1968 and that time I went to an all-you-can-eat buffet and didn't want to die in the morning.
On Friday, Orbit received the recognition that was his due, winning GameOps.com's Best Mascot of the Year Award. It's the first time that an MLB mascot has won the award since GameOps began handing out the award in 2001.
.@gameopsdotcom @astros Thank you! I'm excited to receive this award and plan on coming up with more great stuff for 2015! #HTownPride- Houston Astros Orbit (@OrbitAstros) December 5, 2014
If Orbit can repeat his performance, they'll be hard pressed to award it to anyone else.