Rally Monkey drops ahead of Ducks game
Who has five fingers and is ready to drop the puck?
The monkey of the rally.
To kick off the Angels’ Night at the Honda Center on Sunday, the Anaheim Ducks invited the Los Angeles Angels VIP for the pre-game puck presentation. The unofficial Major League Baseball team mascot did his job perfectly, but not before he turned to the raving crowd and recognized him.
The Rally Monkey hopes to bring good luck to the Ducks, as they often do with the Angels.
During an Angels game against the San Francisco Giants on June 6, 2000, Angel Stadium scoreboard operators released a video of a monkey jumping up and down next to a clip of “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective ”by Jim Carrey. The crowd loved it and the Monkey came back for the ninth round with the team behind, this time with the words “Rally Monkey”, and yes the Angels rallied and won.
Since then, the Angels have carried on the tradition and hired their own white-haired capuchin monkey named Katie.
On Sunday, the Rally Monkey was also at the Honda Center to welcome Ducks players upon their arrival at the arena.
The monkey came to play, sporting his own Ducks jersey, personalized mini stick and puck.
There appears to be some monkey business in Anaheim.