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Rays giving away Don Zimmer bear

Good Lord, even that thing would scare the living daylights out of Pedro Martinez. According to @lozotweets, who originally unleashed this freakish plush beast on the masses (by way of Sports Grid), “Zim Bear” will be given away at some Tampa Bay Rays home game at some point this season, presumably to frighten off the [...]

Don Zimmer meets the Zim Bear

It was only two days ago, but it seems like much longer than that, given the inordinate amount of disturbing dreams I’ve been having ever since I first gazed upon the frightening image of Zim Bear, the terrifying combination of Tampa Bay Rays senior adviser Don Zimmer and a teddy bear which will be given [...]

I don’t know whether to cuddle this Don Zimmer “Zim Bear” or kill it with fire

The Tampa Bay Rays plan on giving away this half-Don Zimmer, half-teddy bear monstrosity, known affectionately as “Zim Bear,” during the upcoming major league season.  If for some reason you wish to scar your children for life, or are looking for that special gift for your family dog to gnaw on, then make sure you find your way to Tropicana Field for the June 29 game against...

Rays to Give Away Don Zimmer 'Zim Bear' Replacing DJ Kitty as Team's Creepiest New Promotion (Photo)

Someday, having a good baseball team will be enough to draw Tampa Bay Rays fans to the ballpark. Until then, we're stuck hearing about zany story after zany story about the Rays' various promotions and giveaways. We may have a new leader in the clubhouse, however, at least when it comes to the creepy factor. Yahoo's Big League Stew blog points out that the Rays will give...

The Wall: Don Zimmer meets the Zim Bear

The Wall: Don Zimmer meets the Zim Bear

And here’s Don Zimmer holding a ZimBear

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Zimmer meets Zim Bear

ROGER MOONEY PORT CHARLOTTE It’s alive! Don Zimmer walked into the Rays spring training complex this morning and was presented with his very own Zim Bear. So, Zim, what do think? “I don’t know what to think,” Zimmer said. The Zim Bear will given to the first…

Rays giving away creepy Don Zimmer bear this June (Picture)

Is this the most frightening giveaway sports has ever seen? What ever happened to the traditional bobbblehead? Is that too boring now? According to Rays Index, the Rays will be giving away this creepy Don Zimmer bear on June 29. They are giving away Joe Maddon, Flash Jennings, and Matt Moore bobbleheads at other points throughout the season, so maybe the Rays marketing department...

Tampa Bay Rays: Don Zimmer meets Zim Bear; bed bugs bite; Nevin Ashley's baby

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The Zim Bear: Cute or yikes?

ROGER MOONEY PORT CHARLOTTE Don Zimmer took a look at the picture of the Zim Bear and had little to say, mainly because he was speechless. “There it is. What can I say?” he said. The teddy bear with Zim’s face – one of the more unique…

Zim Bear craze hits Rays camp

The "Zim Bear" is becoming a national craze. As you can well imagine, everyone at the Rays' camp is having a good time teasing Don Zimmer about the promotional item that will be a giveaway in the Rays June 29th game against Detroit. Zim, who is a baseball treasure, has been a good sport about the "Zim Bear" and took time to pose with the bear when he arrived...

Tampa Bay Rays: Don Zimmer hears about his bear; George Hendrick saves pitchers; Joe Maddon gives James Shields a gift from Barcelona's La Sagrada Familia

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