Posted by Cheryl Nichols | Monday, March 02, 2009 | , , | 2 comments »

Posted by Cheryl Nichols, Contributor to Nats News Network

Screech unveiled his new look at the ESPN Zone this afternoon. He seems to have shed tail feathers, wings and belly fat in the off-season.

Grown up Screech demonstrated his dancing skills to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" (see video) and Beyonce's "Single Ladies" (see video) and I think that he should be able to beat the Orioles Bird next time they meet.

"Baby Screech" was round and lovable. There seem to be mixed reviews about the grown up Screech already.

Here are a few pictures from today's unveiling.
(All Photos (c) Cheryl Nichols).

Screech and Chartese Burnett, the Nationals Vice President of Communications, gave FOX5 a sneak peak this morning before heading to ESPN Zone.

Chartese mentioned that Screech will be making 31 appearances in 31 days starting with today. More information will be available soon.


  1. Anonymous // March 2, 2009 at 4:09 PM  

    Looks like his good friend Slapshot got him whipped into shape!!

  2. Cheryl Nichols // March 2, 2009 at 7:01 PM  

    Screech has been at Verizon Center playing hockey and being a ref for the "mini mites" games with Slapshot so that might be the case! :) The Nats explain the change as "He just grew up."

    This could happen I suppose. It happened to the Malcolm David Kelley, actor that played Walt on "LOST." He grew like seven inches after the first season so he was only shown in clips where he was sitting down or something since he obviously couldn't have grown that much in a few days on the island!