While I was chatting with ~PorygonV
on IM (you can find that chat over at my Haggle Book [link]
) I got the suggestion that someone let Johnny be a Mascot to a baseball team or a convention center. That got me thinking back to my favorite baseball team, which does surprise some:
St. Louis is pretty much "Cardinals Nation" (In fact, I had a youth pastor I flat out traumatized because he dared to be a Cubs fan.) but if I had a choice, I'd go for a lower tiered team, the Gateway Grizzles. [link]
I prefer this team over the Cardinals because the prices are considerably cheaper and the ball park has a lot more character than the new Bush Stadium. The cheap seats in the Home Run territory is replaced by a lawn kids can roll around in. And at the end of the first base line? There's a Hot Tub! Oh yeah, that's Izzy, their mascot, in the photo above.
I have other photos taken from my phone in two of the games I went to. You can find it on the Johnny Briz Gallery: [link]
I was thinking that, in the town the comic strip takes place in, they invited Johnny to be the mascot of a local baseball team, which park doubles as a convention center of some kind. It would be Johnny's first gig and he'll be more than happy to scamper around there. Lots of room and obstacles to Parkour over.
And that ran into a problem I didn't have the need to answer until now: 1) What on earth is
the city they're in, and 2) What would be the name of the team?! I don't know if I could keep it in the Central Florida area, unless nobody minds a future Johnny Briz/Scarlet PI crossover, and I'm sure as hell ain't going to set this in St. Louis!
It's open for suggestions, people.
BTW: This is the first time I'm using the beta submission page. Outside of it using sta.sh, it's kinda okay. I'll withhold my judgement until all the bugs are taken out.