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Don Zimmer meets the Zim Bear

Posted on: February 24, 2012 10:38 am
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Perhaps the most anticipated day of the 2012 season is June 29, when the Tampa Bay Rays will be giving the first 10,000 fans at the game with the Tigers the Zim Bear. A teddy bear with the face of Don Zimmer. Yep.

Anwyay, how does the bear compare with the real thing? Luckily Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune has a camera and can put our imaginations at ease. Here it is:

Don Zimmer

So what does Zimmer think of the bear?

"I don't know what to think," Zimmer told Mooney. Zimmer did note that Tigers manager Jim Leyland has called him several times to give him a heard time about the bear.

Aug. 5 is also going to be pretty awesome, with the DJ Kitty bobblehead.



I haven't done my usual preseason look at all the best giveaways for the season ahead, but it looks like the Rays may be the leader in the clubhouse, or at least until the Brewers do the Ryan Braun specimen bottle giveaway.

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Comments

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2012 5:48 pm
 

Don Zimmer meets the Zim Bear

"Jim Leyland has called him several times to give him a heard time....."

Doesn't anyone proof read?



Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: February 25, 2012 10:58 am
 

Don Zimmer meets the Zim Bear

When he and Joe T were together they made one heck of a baseball manager.  Joe handled the players and The Boss while Zimmer handled the game.


Once he left Joe never won again.  Not saying that it was all Zimmer but he was sure missed.


Being a Yankee fan I never appreciated how good a baseball man he was until he came to the Yanks.  



It would be great if both Pedro and Zimmer were on the mound together to throw out the first pitch.  They could pull an old Billy Martin and The Boss routine and reenact the whole fight.  This time with Zimmer throwing Pedro to the ground.    &nbs
p;  




Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2012 1:27 pm
 

Don Zimmer meets the Zim Bear

My Tampa sources are saying that the Rays are in negotiations with Pedro Martinez to throw out the 1st pitch on Zim Bear Night. No word if Pedro will throw the Zim Bear, the Zim himself or both to officially begin the festivities that evening. In a related matter, Wade Boggs has been approached to bring the Zim Bear in from the bullpen on a N.Y. City police horse. Love Zim's colorful shirt though.



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2012 10:53 am
 

Don Zimmer meets the Zim Bear

ha

 

braun specimen bottle

funny



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