Ohio Minor League Mascot Gets Missing Head Back

September 23, 2011 - 7:05 AM

AVON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio minor league baseball team's mascot has no longer lost his head.

The Lake Erie Crushers say the costume head of Stomper the bear was found at the ballpark on Thursday. Cleveland's WJW-TV reports the smiling bear head wearing a Crushers baseball cap was under a tarp outside All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon (AY'-vahn).

The team says on its Facebook page that the head was apparently left there when no one was around.

Stomper missed the last part of the season after the key part of his costume was swiped from the stadium in August. Crushers Vice President Daniel Helm tells The Chronicle-Telegram of Elyria (eh-LEER'-ee-uh) that the head was returned with no damage.