The Tampa Bay Rays are a professional baseball team in America based in St. Petersburg, Florida. There are three Tampa Bay Rays Mascots, Raymond, Dj Kitty, and Stinger.
A strange-looking species was discovered in the Gulf of Mexico by Rays scouts while fishing in the early ’98’s. As soon as the creature spotted the boat, he clambered aboard and quickly charmed the scouts with his goofy antics. It was around this time that one of the scouts had the wonderful notion to make this lovable fuzz ball the mascot of the new baseball club.
Raymond, as he was nicknamed by the scouts, quickly accepted their contract offer of unlimited hotdogs, unlimited high fives, and the opportunity to shake his groove thing to innumerable Tampa Bay fans.
Fans of all ages are baffled by Raymond’s animal-like look. When you look at him, you could think of the walrus or the mutant manatee. His fluffy face and bulbous blue belly remind you of both.
It wasn’t until 2005 that scientists realized Raymond was actually part of a previously unknown species of dog known as “Canus Manta Whatthefluffalus,” or in layman’s terms, a Seadog. All of the characteristics of a typical dog may be found in a seadog.
Playing with children and fetching are among their favorite pastimes. They stand five to six feet tall, walk erect, and are blue in color, which sets them apart from other canines. They also pursue catfish. Unlike other dogs, Seadogs prefer to spend their lives near or in water. Fun-loving Seadogs are recognized for their love of baseball, as well as their excellent looks.
Mascot Dj Kitty
The Tampa Bay Rays have a new mascot: DJ Kitty. DJ Kitty was born out of the viral popularity of a kitty DJing and dancing to the music on the internet. The cat is decked up in Rays gear, including a ring, chains, and a cap worn backward. DJ Kitty joined Raymond as the Rays’ second mascot since 2013.
Stinger was discovered in the warm waters of the Mexican Gulf. According to history, he met Raymond in the Gulf of Mexico and landed a job at Tropicana Field after introducing himself to him.
Stinger’s duties include giving high fives, loitering around the Rays tank, and cheering on the Rays when the opportunity presents itself. A special note should be made of this mascot when discussing the baseball team’s mascots.