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The year is 1984. The Giants had not yet succumbed to baseball’s mascot craze. The vast majority of Giants fans said they didn’t even want a mascot. But that did not stop the Giants – they came up with what many regard to this day as the greatest and worst, but definitely most original, sports mascot of all times: Crazy Crab.
Great mythology and divergent recollections surround the San Francisco Giants’ notorious Crazy Crab. Crazy Crab first appeared during his one year stint as the Giants’ mascot in 1984, a year that the Giants posted a forgettable 66-96 record and finished in dead last place in the division.
This pudgy, largely immobile mascot looked as much like a giant foam hamburger with legs as he did a Crab. Ingeniously, Crazy Crab was marketed as a satire of the other clownish team mascots.
In fact, he was meant to be hated, and was perfect in his role as the “anti-mascot”. The Giants would trot him out onto the field about once a game specifically to be booed and pelted with flying objects. The generally small and angry crowds at Candlestick Park that year obliged whole-heartedly.