Mascots from all around East Tennessee gathered at Smokies Stadium once again for the annual 'WBIR Live at 5 at 4 Mascot Baseball Challenge.'
This year brought new teams and some new faces, as well as returning players.
Inspired by Live at Five at 4 regulars, Dr. Bob Overholt and Neal Denton, teams divided to play as Bob’s Batters and Neal’s Diamonds with members of the Tennessee Smokies heading each team.
2017 Mascot Roster
Rally Ranger (Tennessee Smokies Baseball)
Sharky (Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies)
The Yeti (Ober Gatlinburg)
Chilly Bear (Knoxville Ice Bears)
Jasper the Rooster (Tennessee Valley Fair)
Homer The Hound (Tennessee Smokies Baseball)
Bloomie the Pig (Sevierville Chamber of Commerce)
WIVK the Frog (WIVK FM)
Shoney Bear (Shoney’s)
Bamboo the Red Panda (Zoo Knoxville)
And of course...there were even some outtakes.