Sunday, 15 September 2019

Avis-kun and Bibi

The Japanese yellowjacket is found throughout the country, but is particularly common in Kyushu, where they grow big enough to make the local name, "suzumebachi" (sparrow-bee"), roughly accurate in terms of size. Avis-kun has been a popular character in Fukuoka since the team joined the league in 1996, and a few years later he found a girlfriend named Bibi ("bee-bee") to share duties on the Fukuoka sidelines.


 

Old Uniforms (1996-present)

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96-98 (H) 1999 (H) 2000 (H) 2000 (A) 2001 (H) 2001 (A)
2002 (H) 2002 (A) 2003 (H) 2003 (A) 2004 (H) 2004 (A)
2005 (H) 2005 (A) 2006 (H) 2006 (A) 2007 (H) 2007 (A)
2008 (H) 2008 (A) 2009 (H) 2009 (A) 2010 (H) 2010 (A)
2011 (H) 2011 (A) 2012 (H) 2012 (A) 2013 (H) 2013 (A)
2015 (H) 2015 (A) 2016 (H) 2016 (A) 2017 (H) 2017 (A)
    2018 (H) 2018 (A)