|Spikes (me) and the original Rochester Knigthhawks Indoor Lacrosse team mascot |
(Laxcalibur?) during one of the Rochester Red Wings Mascot Days. (7/17/2001)
|Jordyn and Jack helping on the field during the seventh inning stretch.|
|Spikes and Bob, one of the incredibly helpful ushers at Frontier Field. |
This pic was taken by one of the very best, Heather N.
|Clash of the Titanic Birds: Spikes and an older version of Ellsworth Eagle at the opening |
of SUNY Brockport's new baseball facilities in 2001. Pic by Jordyn N. (7/14/2001)
|Spikes at the Ten Ugly Men Festival then held at Ellison Park. (8/7/2001)|
Looking back over 10 years later, the design for the Red Wings Spikes has remained pretty much the way it was when I had the role, while both Laxcalibur and Ellsworth have undergone fairly significant design changes. There is something to be said for a well-designed and performed character, and I am proud to have been a small part of Spikes' (and his female counterpart, Mittsy who was introduced during my final season) success.