Yankees first baseman Greg Bird might be a good guy but his cat “Mr. Delicious” is a descendant of “Mr. Bigglesworth”, the pet of Dr. Evil from the Austin Powers films.
Though Yankee-haters often refer to the storied MLB franchise as the “Evil Empire”, Bird denies his hairless Sphynx cat is the team's new mascot. “That's my cat. That's my dude,” Bird explained to the YES Network.
“He’s related to Mr. Bigglesworth from Austin Powers. It's like his grandpa or whatever in that line. So his name is Mr. Delicious. Everyone when they see him is like they know Mr. Bigglesworth, so they say, 'Mr. Bigglesworth?' And I say, 'Well, sort of, no. His name is Mr. Delicious.’” Thanks for clearing that up, Greg.
Bird went on to state that a long-time family friend who used to breed Sphynx cats had been pushing him to adopt Mr. Delicious - “Lish” for short – for a while but “I just never had the time, couldn't do it. And then last summer finally I took him... never been a cat person but now he's great, he's more like a dog.”