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Rays apologize after mascot poses with Steve Irwin sign

Rays apologize after mascot poses with Steve Irwin sign

The Tampa Bay Rays have issued a statement apologizing for their mascot Raymond posing in a photo with a sign that poked fun at the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin.

The sign, brought by a fan to Wednesday night's game against the Orioles, lists two items on a “Rays To Do List.” On the list are “World Series” and a crossed-out first item, "Steve Irwin."

Irwin died in 2006 after being stung by a stingray.

“Rays mascot Raymond was handed an inappropriate sign brought to the game by a fan,” team spokesman Rick Vaughn said in a statement,

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