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Sprite Magic Baseball (Promo, 1982)

Here'a a promo for Sprite Magic Baseball - a promotional game from WFLD Channel 32, featuring the incredibly beloved former White Sox mascots Ribbie and Roobarb.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday May 8th 1982.

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I have never clearly understood what got the Sox fans of the early 80s so irritated by Ribbie and Rubarb. The Sox now have a weird green thing called Southpaw now... perhaps he gets cheers because he is accompanied around US Cellular Field by product models shooting free tshirts around.
Comment posted by Melk on Friday, June 27th 2008 at 5:04pm.

Follow the magic baseball...
Comment posted by dth1971 on Friday, June 27th 2008 at 9:50pm.

Didn't Jim Henson design Roobarb and Ribbie?
Comment posted by smctopia on Saturday, June 28th 2008 at 4:33pm.

I actually liked Ribbie and Rhubarb. I remember they came to the Omni store in Orland Park where my mom worked (in their waning days with the Sox) and my mom said they were being complete jerks jumping on cars, scaring babies and generally acting like idiots.

The big reason they were "beloved" because the organization didn't want Andy the Clown buffooning around the stands anymore and quit doing the Veeck style promotions but thought kids would like the pair. Didn't happen

Comment posted by Galagafleetcommander on Monday, July 7th 2008 at 9:25pm.

Back during the days when if you were a Sox fan you drank Coke (or Sprite) and if you were a Cubs fan you drank Pepsi (or Old Style or Buddweiser beer). Now it's Pepsi on both sides of town.
Comment posted by Brian1978 on Wednesday, June 18th 2014 at 12:42pm.

smctopia: They were designed by the firm who designed the Phillie Phanatic, Harrison/Erickson of New York City (now known as Acme Mascots). Apparently they did have ties with Jim Henson's Muppets (according to wikipedia).
Comment posted by Brian1978 on Monday, January 9th 2017 at 4:46pm.

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