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Rays Rookies

Kids, read about Raymond and DJ Kitty, learn about the Rays players, download games and more! Also, see the latest episodes of Rays Rookies »

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All About Raymond

Raymond's Stats

  • Full Name: Raymond Ray
  • Birthplace: Gulf of Mexico
  • Age: Unknown
  • Height: Really tall
  • Weight: Really heavy
  • MLB debut: June 21, 1998
  • Position: Upright and locked
  • Throws: Fun around the ballpark
  • Catches: Colds
  • Bats: Scare him


Raymond's Favorites

  • Color: Blue...duh
  • Songs: "Blue" and "Mozart's 5th Concerto"
  • TV Show: I'd rather be reading!
  • Books: HAIRY Potter, Monsters Under My Bed, Wuthering Heights
  • Movies: "The Rookie" and "Monsters, Inc."

Likes: Rays baseball, belly dancing, hugs, hot dogs, doing flips, full contact shuffle board, poodle shaving, extreme chess, reading, and KIDS!

Dislikes: Hairballs, taking baths, getting nacho cheese in his fur, falling off walls.


In early 1998, Rays scouts on a fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico spotted a strange looking animal. The creature, apparently drawn to the boat by the smell of hotdogs on the hibachi, climbed aboard and soon won the scouts over with his silly antics. During the excitement, a scout had a brilliant idea: make this fun loving fuzz ball the mascot for the new baseball team. "Raymond" as the scouts dubbed him, immediately accepted their contract offer of all the hotdogs he could eat, all the high fives he could handle, and the ability to shake his groove thing to countless Tampa Bay fans.

Raymond's animal-like appearance causes confusion among fans of all ages. His fuzzy face is similar to a walrus and his bulbous blue belly likens him to a mutant manatee. So what exactly is he?

In 2005 marine biologists and zoologists made a startling discovery; Raymond is actually a previously undiscovered species of dog known as "Canus Manta Whatthefluffalus" or in layman's terms, a Seadog. Seadogs have all the traits of normal dogs. They enjoy going for walks, playing with kids, and fetching. Unlike other dogs they are five to six feet tall, walk upright, are blue in color, and chase catfish. While other dogs live on land, Seadogs usually live in or around the water. Seadogs are well known for their fun-loving nature, passion for baseball, and general good looks.

All About DJ Kitty

DJ Kitty's Stats

  • Full Name: DJ Kitty
  • Birthplace: Tropicana Field (found out back near dumpsters)
  • Age: Nine lives
  • Height: 6 ft
  • Weight: 200 lbs
  • MLB debut: 2010
  • Position: DDJ Designated Disc Jockey
  • Throws: Down the hottest scratches
  • Catches: The beat, throws it right back
  • Bats: Are great delicacies

DJ Kitty

DJ Kitty's Favorites

  • Color: Navy
  • Food: Caviar, sushi, mullet
  • Songs: "Year of the Cat" by Al Stewart
  • TV Show: Josie and the Pussycats
  • Books: A Book of String Figures
  • Movies: "Diamonds are Forever"

All About Stinger

Stinger is a cow nosed stingray. He is the largest of his species. In 2013, he was chasing clams into the shallows of the Gulf of Mexico when he ran into Raymond, the lovable Rays mascot. He was later offered the job of being a greeter at the Rays touch tank that sits above center field. He is the only ray allowed outside of the 10,000 gallon tank. Mostly seen on Sundays, Stinger enjoys entertaining crowds who come by to visit with his underwater friends.


Stinger's Stats

  • Full Name: Stinger
  • Birthplace: Gulf of Mexico
  • Age: Five
  • Height: 5'5"
  • Weight: 150 lbs
  • MLB debut: 2014
  • Position: Designated Greeter
  • Throws: High fives
  • Catches: Up with fans at the Ray Tank on Sunday
  • Bats: Can't swim

Stinger's Favorites

  • Color: Gray
  • Food: Clams, oysters, fish
  • Songs: "Fins" by Jimmy Buffett
  • TV Show: SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Books: Underwater Adventure
  • Movies: "Dolphin Tale"

Recycles McGee

Recycles McGee is the estranged cousin of Oscar the Grouch, but he is no slouch. Instead of living inside a trash can, he resides in a recycling bin. He was discovered emerging from a flash of sunlight right outside the rotunda, the main entrance to Tropicana Field. He draws his energy and color from the sun. He is the best friend and sidekick of the Rays mascot, Raymond. Raymond is not always the best at recycling, but Recycles keeps him in line. He reinforces the 3 R's (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle). His mission is to keep Tropicana Field, Tampa Bay and beyond a safe and sustainable environment for many years to come.


Recycles McGee's Stats

  • Full Name: Recycles McGee
  • Birthplace: Tropicana Field
  • Age: 12
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Weight: 250 lbs
  • MLB debut: 2013
  • Position: Catcher
  • Throws: Bottles and cans in the recycling bin
  • Catches: Those who don't recycle
  • Bats: Has difficulty recycling in the dark
Recycles McGee

Recycles McGee's Favorites

  • Color: Yellow
  • Food: Paper, aluminum, plastic
  • Songs: "The Three R's" by Jack Johnson
  • TV Show: Captain Planet
  • Books: Don't Throw That Away!
  • Movies: "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle"

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Raymond wants to join you on your journeys this offseason. Can Flat Raymond go to the zoo with you? Can he join in on the car ride to grandma's house? Take this seadog on all of your fun and fabulous adventures! You can even fold Flat Raymond and send him in the mail!

The Tampa Bay Rays want to see all of your all of your photos, so follow the Rays on social media (@raysbaseball) and upload your photos to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #FlatRaymond and we'll share some of our favorites!

How to Make Flat Raymond

Step 1: Download the Raymond drawings
Step 2: If you selected the black-and-white version, unleash your inner Picasso and color Raymond
Step 3: Glue a craft stick to the back of Raymond to make him easier to take along
Step 4: Take Raymond out and about!
Step 5: Share your Flat Raymond photos with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #FlatRaymond

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