DON ZIMMER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rays portray Don Zimmer as a confused old man to promote team’s Flex Pack (video)

Don Zimmer is 83 years old and has spent over six decades in pro baseball. The icon currently serves as a senior adviser in the Tampa Bay Rays organization and the team recently shot a commercial featuring Zimmer where they present him a Flex Pack card, which apparently is a newfangled way besides a traditional […] The post Rays portray Don Zimmer as a confused old man to promote...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Zimmer's memories of Robinson remain strong

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.Don Zimmer can sense that something has been lost with the passing of time. Perhaps its a new generations fixation on the now, attention spans fit for a 140-character age or the fact that legacies even great ones like Jackie Robinsonstend to fade among some when living witnesses turn few. Lifes a cycle, turnover part of the experience, and ties between the past...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Zimmer returning to Rays

Baseball lifer Don Zimmer is returning for a 65th yeah in professional baseball. Zimmer will return to the Tampa Bay Rays as a senior adviser, his 10th season with the club. The 81-year-old said in a statement Thursday that he couldn't be happier. Zimmer has worn a uniform with 13 different major-league teams. His 10th season with the Rays will match the decade he spent with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Don Zimmer returning for 2013 as Rays' adviser

The Tampa Bay Rays are bringing Don Zimmer back for the 2013 season as a senior adviser, marking his 10th with the Rays and 65th season in professional baseball. Zimmer, 81, said in a statement Thursday that he couldn't be happier and that the Rays always have been great to him. The Rays are one of 13 major league teams Zimmer has worn a uniform, and 2013 will help him match...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Don Zimmer returning as Ray's adviser

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays are bringing Don Zimmer back for the 2013 season as a senior adviser, marking his 10th with the Rays and 65th season in professional baseball. Zimmer, 81, said in a statement Thursday that he couldn't be happier and that the Rays always have been great to him. The Rays are one of 13 major league teams Zimmer has worn a uniform...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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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 [...]
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 24, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Last Angry Fan
February 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Want: The Don Zimmer Teddy Bear

Somehow 81-year-old Don Zimmer is still trolling a baseball diamond. The former Chicago Cubs manager is currently a senior advisor for the Tampa Bay Rays. And yes, he’s as fat as ever — a heart attack waiting to happen if you ask us. Apparently, Florida is also the place where old managers go to die. But since Zim is still kicking around, and is apparently as lovable as ever...
Via Busted Coverage
February 22, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
February 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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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 [...]
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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