It has been nearly one entire year since my last post, and I actually kind of forgot about it. This entire year has been a whirlwind for one reason or another, but I think it is a good time to get back into blogging a bit. This is one of my newest bobbleheads, and my first of a mascot. Last weekend, the Rays had a Spring Training giveaway for the first 1,000 in attendance. I attempted to get it from the Rays directly but was denied, and then early eBay posts put these guys at around $80. I was able to find someone that sold it to me for $17 shipped.
My wife and I are expecting our first child, so I thought this was a cool buy for me, but also would double as the first bobblehead I give my son/daughter. I moved from Florida in 2006, so I left before the DJ Kitty thing. While I do not really get it, I love cats so it works. Raymond is the team's first mascot, and was introduced June 21, 1998. I remember the big unveil, no one knew what the heck he was. People were pretty angry, but I think I liked him because he looked like a Muppet.