As I was reading Washington Times writer Corey Masisak’s blog today, I was surprised to read this:
I went in a souvenir stand to see what people can buy. There are 10 – yes, 10 – player t-shirts including guys like Guillaume Latendresse, Carey Price (regardless of the fact that he is in the AHL now) and Steve Begin along with the big guns (Kovalev, Koivu and Huet). My favorite thing was an orange t-shirt with Youppi! on it. That almost made its way to Washington.
How could he not bring back a Youppi! shirt? But more importantly, Corey provided a link to the official Youppi! website. My favorite part is where you can make him move (try typing in “run” for an unexpected result). After checking out the rest of the website, I found this item for infants: a Youppi! suit for the bargain price of $40 CDN. Cute or creepy? You be the judge. Let’s just be glad that they don’t make one for adults- no need to encourage the furries. Still, a mascot with his own clothing and accessory line is pretty special. You don’t see babies running around in Slapshot suits.