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Giveaway of the Year: Don Zimmer teddy bear!

Updated: February 24, 2012, 3:51 PM ET
By Steve Etheridge

Grandfatherly marshmallow golem Don Zimmer has always been among the cuddliest of baseball figures, but the Tampa Bay Rays might've taken that cuddliness a little too far. The team's promotional giveaway schedule for the 2012 season includes the Zim Bear, a plush teddy bear with an ursine body and Zimmer's rosy visage.

The Zim Bear will be given away on June 29 at Tropicana Field, when the Rays play host to Detroit. The Rays also have seven bobblehead giveaways and an Evan Longoria ...

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