Flashback Friday: Domer the Turtle

When it comes to Major League Baseball mascots, sometimes it doesn’t take much for those crazy characters to make an impression on the city.

Reflecting back on simpler times, occasionally they might come up in conversations like “where are they now?” and “remember that mascot?” Often, I find myself saying that very same thing about one of the Blue Jays often overlooked mascots.

For this week’s Flashback Friday, we take a look back at one of the SkyDome’s forgotten mascots, Domer the Turtle.


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Not much is known of Domer’s tenure as mascot for the Toronto Blue Jays, but I think he came in as one of the SkyDome’s mascot in 1989 and exited in 2004, when Rogers purchased the Blue Jays and bough the rights to the stadium.

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Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.

11 thoughts on “Flashback Friday: Domer the Turtle

  • April 30, 2010 at 6:20 pm
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    That's why the attendance has fallen-no Domer. Bring him back and it's 50 000 every night. Maybe?

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  • April 30, 2010 at 6:47 pm
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    This is what happens when your stadium is not owned by team ownership. Domer was not a Blue Jay mascot and went to all skydome events.

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  • April 30, 2010 at 9:01 pm
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    Mattt, interesting theory. It couldn't hurt, right? I think it would be cool of they brought back Domer and BJ Birdy for one night.

    Peter, ah yes … Domer wasn't "technically" the Jays mascot, but moreso for the Skydome itself. Thanks for pointing that out – honestly, it was so long ago and there is so little info about him on the internet that this was all I could find!

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  • May 1, 2010 at 7:46 am
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    Domer is so god damn cool looking that I am going to use him as my avatar for a couple sites. Thanks!

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  • May 1, 2010 at 1:59 pm
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    Go for it! Domer is kind of a PG version of the Ninja Turtles, so that's also a bonus.

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  • May 1, 2010 at 11:53 pm
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    Very nice! I saw a couple of them on eBay. I think they might have been a giveaway a couple years ago.

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  • June 16, 2011 at 7:49 pm
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    They were selling the puppets for 99 cents at Jays games a few years ago.

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  • June 16, 2011 at 8:04 pm
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    Anon, really? Then don't tell the folks who are paying upwards of $30 dollars for them on eBay!

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  • December 26, 2011 at 5:29 pm
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    Drugs are bad HUGS NOT DRUGS

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