Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday: Domer the Turtle

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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, occcasionally 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.


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 some time in the early 90’s and exited in the late 90’s.

If B.J. Birdy was Batman, Domer was his Robin. As the secondary mascot of the Skydome, maybe Domer grew tired of playing second fiddle to B.J. and tried to make it on his own, only to fall victim to a slot machine addiction.

Enjoy this commercial for the Skydome’s “Spring Fling” carnival, featuring none other than Domer himself. 

If you have any suggestions you’d like to see on “Flashback Friday”, feel free to send them to bluejayhunter@gmail.com.

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.

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  1. Mattt

    April 30, 2010 - 6:20 pm

    That's why the attendance has fallen-no Domer. Bring him back and it's 50 000 every night. Maybe?

  2. Peter D

    April 30, 2010 - 6:47 pm

    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.

  3. Ian H.

    April 30, 2010 - 9:01 pm

    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!

  4. Steve G.

    May 1, 2010 - 7:46 am

    Domer is so god damn cool looking that I am going to use him as my avatar for a couple sites. Thanks!

  5. Ian H.

    May 1, 2010 - 1:59 pm

    Go for it! Domer is kind of a PG version of the Ninja Turtles, so that's also a bonus.

  6. Ian H.

    May 1, 2010 - 11:53 pm

    Very nice! I saw a couple of them on eBay. I think they might have been a giveaway a couple years ago.

  7. Anonymous

    June 16, 2011 - 7:49 pm

    They were selling the puppets for 99 cents at Jays games a few years ago.

  8. Ian - BJH

    June 16, 2011 - 8:04 pm

    Anon, really? Then don't tell the folks who are paying upwards of $30 dollars for them on eBay!

  9. Bird of Paradise

    December 26, 2011 - 5:29 pm

    Drugs are bad HUGS NOT DRUGS

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