On Friday, Deadspin unveiled its complete ranking of the top 70 mascots in the big four professional leagues of North American sports, using a 1-10 scale.
Averages were calculated and three D.C. area mascots made the list.
Topping the list for the D.C. area was Oriole Bird at No. 9.
The 51-year old mascot is a fan-favorite, so it's no surprise that the Oriole Bird placed in the top 10.
Meanwhile, the Nationals' Screech was listed at No. 63 with a total score of 2.88 and the Wizards' G-Wiz came in at No. 64 with a total score of 2.80.
Left off the list was Slapshot, the Capitals' mascot. Bird mascots are far too common and although Slapshot knows how to skate, the mascot doesn't have the type of resumé other iconic mascots do.
But the most surprising was that Deadspin ranked Mr. Met at No. 1 with an average score of 9.13. Deadspin did not take into account that Mr. Met was seen flipping off a fan on Wednesday night, but the unoriginal costume of a baseball wearing a Mets' baseball uniform doesn't seem to warrant Mr. Met as the top mascot. Mr. Met is an oversized baseball bobblehead.
Mr. Met is silly. There, we said it.
CSN Philly even wrote about Mr. Mets' obscene gesture and would be up-in-arms that Deadspin ranked the Phillie Phanatic at No. 2 below Mr. Met with a total score of 8.31.
Similarly, the Wizards' G-Wiz has a striking resemblance to the Phillie Phanatic aside from its green color and should be ranked much higher, despite the discrepancy in history and resume.
Near the bottom of the list was "getting run over by the Racing Presidents."
The Racing Presidents were once a great tradition at Nationals Park, thanks in large part to Teddy Roosevelt's lengthy losing streak. But things have gone downhill since Teddy won and the addition of extra presidents has watered down the product.
Aside from the Oriole, Washington sports appreciates the ranking in the top 70, but also got snubbed.