The New Orleans Pelicans mascot, Pierre, has been described as 'a critter from an old Japanese horror movie.' (Gerald Herbert/AP)

Is Pierre, the New Orleans Pelicans mascot, the scariest in all of sports? (Gerald Herbert/AP)

At the start of the NBA season, Only A Game¬†analyst Charlie Pierce reacts in horror and fear to the new New Orleans Pelicans mascot, Pierre. Also, although sports teams are legally protected from being sued by fan injured by flying bats, the Missouri Supreme Court considers whether that rule extends to hot dogs thrown by mascots. Plus, find out what Charlie thinks of Bill Belichick’s choice of Halloween costume. And, Charlie talks about the choice of David Ortiz as the World Series MVP. Join us!