“Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moo-cow ong the road and this moo-cow that was coming down along the road met a nicens little field named turner …”
With apologies to James Joyce, I cribbed the opening to Portrait because my own words could hardly capture the absurd majesty of the giant tomahawk-chopping cow that now stands in the left field perch overlooking Turner Filed.
FACTS ABOUT THE TURNER FIELD COW
Height: 40 feet
Weight: 15,000 lbs.
Sponsor: Chick-fil-A’s 131 metro Atlanta restaurants
Debut: June 20 game between the Braves and Seattle Mariners
Origination: Fabricated at a Valencia, Spain, facility by Kern Studios, a New Orleans company that builds sculptures and Mardi Gras floats
In case you are wondering, yes–its arm does move. And yes, it does look like a creepy bovine sieg heil salute. Which is ironic considering Hitler was a vegetarian.
Is the tomahawk chop offensive?
But it sure beats sometime Braves icon Chief Nockahoma…
It’s funny because it’s racist.