KOMO News brings us the most appalling story of the year:
The Mariners and Boeing confirm that last Friday the beloved mascot was at a Boeing facility for an event. At some point during what a source called "public safety day," an employee punched the Mariner Moose "in the snout," according to the Mariners.
The mascot -- and anyone associated with the portrayal thereof -- was not injured in the incident, according to the team.
Fans reacted with a mix of confusion and defense for the rare animal.
"Why would someone punch the moose?" asked Kris Bjranason.
Why indeed, Kris Bjranason? Why, indeed? Whoever did this: you are the worst.