Not the Bird!

Baltimore already has quite the image problem when it comes to crime, and the recent news that it still ranks as the fifth-deadliest city in the country doesn't help.

You know what else doesn't help? Seeing images of the Baltimore Orioles mascot being arrested on the field by one of Baltimore's finest.

This image was snapped by Getty Images photog Rob Carr during Tuesday's game against Oakland.

Listen, we're all for mascot shenanigans.  The more wacky hijinks at sporting events, the better. 

But while it was all fun and games on the field at Camden Yards and no actual mascots were harmed (or arrested for real), you gotta wonder if this is the image the city really wants to portray to the rest of the country...

Just something to ponder...

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