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Rays Apologize For Mascot Posing With Sign

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Raymond, the mascot of the Tampa Bay Rays tries to get the crowd going during the game. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Raymond, the mascot of the Tampa Bay Rays tries to get the crowd going during the game. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays apologized for what the team described as a lapse in judgment by a club mascot photographed holding an “inappropriate sign” making reference to Steve Irwin, a popular television personality and wildlife expert who died in 2006 after being attacked by a stingray.

The furry mascot known as Raymond was handed a “Rays To Do List” by a fan during Wednesday night’s game against Baltimore. The sign had “1. Steve Irwin” crossed off” and listed the World Series second.

The team issued an apology after a photo of the mascot holding the sign wound up on the internet. A statement said fans are welcome to carry signs that are not offensive into the ballpark but that the club regretted “this particular sign” was displayed.

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