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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...

Don Zimmer bear promotion creating quite a stir in Tampa

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Maddon working on batting order

Rays manager Joe Maddon noted that one of his spring tasks will be to develop a batting order and have it flow.

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…

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

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Spring meetings with players are invaluable

Manager Joe Maddon has begun conducting his individual meetings with players. The sessions started Tuesday, and Maddon and his coaches will continue to meet until they have sat down individually with every player in camp to tell them what's on their mind.

Rays friends Brignac, Rodriguez in battle at shortstop

Tuesday was set aside for the Tampa Bay Rays pitchers and catchers. Morning physicals, a meeting with manager Joe Maddon on Field 1, then on to the first workout of the spring.

Rays Comfortable Being the Hunted

The Rays are no longer underdogs and that is just fine with manager Joe Maddon who says the goal this season is to make it back to the World Series. Also inside: Notes on Kyle Farnsworth, Carlos Pena, Evan Longoria, Chris Gimenez and J.P. Howell.
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