Unless you grew up in the 1950s or ’60s, it’s impossible to describe the runaway popularity of Bozo the Clown. It was a simpler time, when a man with oversize shoes and pointy red hair captivated a nation: Kids were nuts for Bozo, and adults too. Comedy is so complicated these days, with your LOLcats and your John Daly and your random idiot Chicago Cubs fans. But there was a time when hilarity consisted of just a bulb horn and some seltzer down your pants. That was comedy you could understand.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (and that name is pretty fun right there) have a direct link to those halcyon days of comicality in rookie pitcher Trevor Bell, who happens to be the grandson of one of the original and most famous Bozo the Clowns.