Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Jeter Fires 'Billy The Marlin' Mascot In Continued Purge

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Et tu, Derek? Fabled mascot Billy The Marlin has been fired by new Miami owner—and former Bronx EmbalmerDerek Jeter. Actually, the guy inside the Marlins mascot outfit was let go yesterday—the latest in a team-wide purge that has seen the departure of (so far) Giancarlo Stanton, Dee Gordon, Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich. The 'Billy' mascot has been associated with the lame South Florida franchise since it started way back in 1993. The Marlins, by the way, gave no reason for the 'Billy' firing—although a rumored brief liaison with Red Sox co-mascot Tessie The Green Monster was floated by multiple sources last season. Wally The Green Monster—Tessie's brother— could not be reached for comment.