I thought to myself "this could be the creepiest mascot I've seen" as I was digging deeper, my fears were confirmed.

THEY KNEW!!! They unleashed this nightmare on the planet and they knew how scary he was all along!!! I suppose it's possible they thought Gritty was cute then decided to play along after they saw the terror he invoked but I don't think it's possible a professional sports organization unveiled a new mascot without vetting him! Gritty is the monster under my bed and I will fear him forever!

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