#24 Raymond Tampa bay rays
The blue furry creature that roams Tropicana Field is known as Raymond. Raymond was born in the Gulf of Mexico and has been the Tampa Bay Rays mascot since 1998. Raymond is also one of the only mascots that has an origin story. The story goes that two Ray's scouts went fishing and found the fun loving blue creature. They offered him all he can eat hot dogs contract and as many high fives he can handle.
Raymond accepted the deal..
Raymond's animal like persona can be confusing to some fans, including myself, but this fuzzy face bare's some similarities to a walrus and his blue belly give him a manatee look. As the story goes in 2005 the Tampa Bay Rays hired marine biologist to make the discovery of what Raymond is. Well they discovered he was a Canus Manata Whatthefluffalus or in simple terms a Seadog. Raymond brings a great family vibe to the Tampa Bay organization, playing with the fans and pranking and joking with the players.