Indians mascot Slider bares all after Body Issue snub

Could we see the first-ever mascot in the 2016 edition of ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue?

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Earlier this week, ESPN The Magazine issued its annual Body Issue, in which 22 athletes were featured showing off their physique in nude poses.

Apparently, the Cleveland Indians think they forgot one — their mascot, Slider.

The large pink and furry thing (we aren’t sure what species he is) held a ‘body issue’ photo shoot of his own, posing with a baseball bat in nothing more than his birthday suit and sneakers.

The Indians tweeted the photos at the ESPN Magazine account Wednesday morning:

The team also shared the photos with the Sports Illustrated Twitter account asking for consideration in the next swimsuit edition, despite the fact that the Indians seem to have fallen victim to the dreaded SI cover curse.

You can see the full gallery of Slider’s ‘hot bod’ at Indians.com in the Tribe Vibe blog.