The South Georgia Peanuts of former independent-baseball-league infamy have already come and gone, but have been immortalized in a documentary called Playing For Peanuts. The crew managed to score some time with South Georgia’s mascot, Goober, who may still be trudging through the minor leagues, perhaps hoping to land a guest spot on Sesame Street or a supporting role in the next Pixar movie. But after enjoying Goober’s insights on life, and watching him whisked away at the first mention of inappropriate child-touching, one can’t help but wonder if The Goob ever realized his dream, or just moved into a studio apartment next to some elementary school. It’s just a cruel reminder that being a mascot is a young molester’s game, and that not everyone makes it to the big time. Which is probably a good thing.
MEET GOOBER, THE HICK BASEBALL MUPPET