Lucky the Leprechaun Fired, Benny The Bull Put On Notice

Sixty Feet, Six Inches Correspondent IJanuary 30, 2009

The Boston Herald is reporting the the Celtics have fired beloved mascot Lucky the Leprechaun. Oddly, this is the first time I've ever heard of a mascot being fired for a reason other than sexually harassing a fan or getting liquored up before donning the costume.

According to the story, found here, Lucky was fired due to his absence at many required charity events.

This comes as a shock and is very saddening as I had just jumped on the Lucky bandwagon after this stirring performance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Although, honestly after reading this article I had to double check the source because it really seems surreal, almost like this should be from The Onion and not The Boston Herald.

It's nice to see at least he didn't cop a feel of some fan, at least all he got fired for was not showing up to charity events. Because really, who has time for intercity or dying children anymore?

Damon Blust, the man who played Lucky, is now moving on to starting a health and fitness program for school kids. Well this is an obvious career move, he still works with the demographic he's used to and making money off them, while not having to be charitable.

Why can't mascots just learn from the best?