The unveiling of the Blue Jackets' new alternate third jersey was supposed to be an exciting night for fans. It was immediately overshadowed by the accompanying unveiling of a new mascot.
The anthropomorphic cannon Boomer was supposedly kid-friendly. To adults, it either looked like a) a giant phallus with a mustache or b) a giant bong with a mustache.
After taking a drubbing among local fans and national hockey media - the irreverent Yahoo blog Puck Daddy took particular glee - Boomer was quietly and unceremoniously resigned mid-season. Thanks for the memories