OK, I'm kidding about Scooter. BUT. . .
I was at the Staten Island Yankees' game Monday night. They pounded on the N.J. Cardinals. The team mascot is some guy in a Holy Cow suit, complete with halo, with the name "Scooter" on the back!
Pat Riley, I'm told, copyrighted the term he supposedly invented - "threepeat". He gets residuals when that term is used commercially.
Too bad Scooter never copyrighted or trademarked the "Holy Cow" and "Scooter" names - HE COULD HAVE MADE A KILLING. (Or did he??). So could have that guy who invented those yellow smiley face things; he recently died but never regretted (he said) not doing so.
Curtis Sliwa of WABC and the Guardian Angels was there in his red Superhero crimefighter suit. He managed to get acknowledged his 80 year old father's birthday, made a speech, did some giveaway promotions with local companies that were announced during the game, and got assorted plugs for himself in. His new wife was also there - very nice-looking. He's a genius at self-promotion, even though a High School dropout.
Nice ballpark with a great view of NY harbor. BTW, the view of the skyline at night on the ferry ride back was fabulous.