Casper’s got Balls

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A former minor-league baseball club known as the Casper Rockies will now be known as the Casper Ghosts.

The club unveiled their new team name and logos Wednesday, adopting their new identity from the animated character, Casper the Friendly Ghost. An agreement with Classic Media will allow the baseball franchise use of the Ghost’s name and to develop an entire souvenir line featuring the friendly ghost. Team merchandise, including Glow-in-the-Dark game caps, are available online at GhostsBaseball.com. This announcement was made — where else? — in Casper Wyoming.


  • Nic Kramer

    That’s great, though it’s a shame they don’t make Harvey Comics anyone. Would’ve been a good chance to make a special comic for this news.

  • Chuck R.

    Is this true or just another “day of the dead” joke?

  • John

    Hopefully there aren’t any big, overweight pitchers on the team, in the David Wells mode, or else the poor guy’s going to be nicknamed Baby Huey for sure.

  • tmd

    casper brandishing guns? will there also be images of casper tying a noose? perhaps casper handing out blankets infected with small pox to native americans?

  • kryptonkylie

    Why wasn’t Nightmare the horse used as his steed in the second picture?

  • http://www.cartoonresearch.com/gerstein David Gerstein

    TMD— Take it easy. Thinking over Ferdie Fox’s fate, Casper has merely come to grips with the quick way to make permanent friends.

    John— Looks like the Casper team’s old mascot already bore a suspicious resemblance to Baby Huey: http://tinyurl.com/2xtf2p Maybe the “Ghosts” were backed into endorsing Harvey for fear of a Ghostbusters-style lawsuit. (For those of you not old enough to remember, in the late 1980s, Harvey Entertainment sued the Ghostbusters movie franchise, claiming their ghost-logo looked too much like Casper’s uncle Fatso. No kidding! The suit didn’t go Harvey’s way.)

  • Chris Sobieniak

    > That’s great, though it’s a shame they don’t make Harvey Comics anyone. Would’ve been a good chance to make a special comic for this news.

    You and me both (unless people don’t happen to pick up that Dark Horse TPB and get the same feeling all over again).

    > casper brandishing guns? will there also be images of casper tying a noose? perhaps casper handing out blankets infected with small pox to native americans?

    Well thanks for bringing me back to reality! :-)

  • http://thft.home.att.net Mark Arnold

    Comics, shmomics, how do I sign up to play on the team?!!

  • http://members.shaw.ca/petemslie/index.htm Pete Emslie

    So, now who ya’ gonna call – “Ballbusters”? :)

  • http://awright.healthycoffeeus.com Alan

    I’m assuming this is Casper, Wyoming this team is based in.

    It’s no surprise, really. The team is playing off the cowboy theme (you know, the U. of Wyoming Cowboys). They just gave Casper a stetson and a couple of six-shooters to exemplify that.

  • Dock Miles

    A sports team adopts a mascot with no sharp edges at all? Okay, I see where franchises are going — the Puffballs, the Snails, the Nerfs, the Amoebas, the Blobs, the Bad News Gummy Bears.

  • BJ Wanlund

    Don’t forget the BLOWFISH… (/sarcasm)

  • Russell H

    Guess they’ll win all their games by forfeit. Whenever they show up to play, the opposing team will all yell “A gh-o-o-o-o-o-o-st!” and run off the field in a variety of amusing ways.