In 2009, the Nationals unveiled a redesigned Screech. The new costume, designed by Major League Baseball's design department made the mascot slimmer. The Nationals explained that the original design was of an eagle that was always intended to grow up one day. A Nationals official described him as "like a teenager now". The 2012 Topps Opening Day card described Screech as a dazzling dancer, full of loyal shenanigans directed at the opposing team. "Screech" was one of two individuals (along with "Roberto", who was not a future mascot) to receive a shoutout in Donny Hathaway's old-school classic Howard U / DC track "Sugar Lee".