Monkey on the scorebooard? An average of about one (they only show the beast from the 6th inning on, when the team is behind). Contrast that with the Tomahawk Song, which is played, on average, after roughly every pitch. Frost & O'Neal have an especially good five-page section on what they have termed "the frequency of dull madness."

Posted by: Matt Welch at October 6, 2002 07:44 PM

Did he just say we were chokers?

Posted by: Ted Roethke at October 6, 2002 07:47 PM

What the fuck is the dichotomy of the fan trinket?

Posted by: Roland Barthes at October 6, 2002 07:50 PM

You can take that monkey and ...

Posted by: Now I'm For the Twins at October 6, 2002 07:52 PM

The monkey, it is horrible.

Posted by: Twins in 5 at October 6, 2002 07:56 PM

Laugh, monkey boys.

Posted by: Monkeys R. Fun at October 6, 2002 08:00 PM

Look, I think the tomahawk chop is stupid... but so's that creepy little monkey.

Posted by: What Is It With You Angels Fans at October 6, 2002 08:03 PM

"Creepy" and "stupid" are not synonymous, mes amis! And congratulations on the win, Hefty-Bag boys! I like your team a lot, and I think it'll be a fine series.

Posted by: Matt Welch at October 6, 2002 09:53 PM

What's the Lileks/Welch bet gonna be? I quiver in anticipation.

Posted by: Ray Eckhart at October 7, 2002 04:01 AM
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