Team Israel needed only two games to advance to the next round in the World Baseball Classic. The players will tell you that the feat is in no small part due to its mascot, the “Mensch on a Bench.”
Israel’s DH, Cody Decker, likened the Mensch to “Jobu,” the voodoo idol of slugger Pedro Cerrano in the movie Major League.
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Not only does the Mensch help Team Israel win ballgames, but it also helps the players get into the carpool lane.
Sounds like the Phillie Phanatic has some competition for the title of “best mascot.”