Monday, October 13, 2008

Ever Wonder What Ronnie "Woo-Woo" Wickers Does With His Day?

Most Cubs fans don't know this, but the White Sox have an unofficial mascot to match Ronnie "Woo-Woo". He goes by the name of "Soxman". Luol's Dong was lucky enough to get an interview with him, and the interview is funny and interesting. I highly recommend reading all of it. The part that made me laugh out loud was when Soxman was discussing a collaborative project he did with Ronnie for WGN:

Ronnie was actually a pretty nice guy and could share many baseball memories back before I was born. Remember, we filmed in Wrigleyville, where Soxman was not very popular, or wanted. At times, the film crew had to contain Ronnie’s energy, but we got through most snippets with one or two takes.

After the filming, he wanted me to hang out all day with him in costume, promoting places we could get a free lunch or meet with former players, but I did not have the time (Ed's Note: Ronnie? Free food? What?). He did introduce me to Jim Hendry though, which was pretty neat.

For a random homeless guy, Ronnie has made out like a bandit. Can't you picture him wandering around trying to get free meals at local restaurants? Remember when he had no teeth in his mouth, and now all of a sudden he has a set of huge, fake pearly whites? I heard some random fan paid $10,000 to get those for him. That is Ronnie's whole life: bother people with enthusiasm about the Cubs until they give you free shit. Not exactly the path I would take, but he's damn good at it. (And annoying; if you have been at a game where Ronnie was sitting in your section, you know its almost unbearable). Oh Ronnie, you are the drunkest, smelliest, most annoying mascot there is, but we still love you.

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