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Rays to give out more Zim Bears at future game

ST. PETERSBURG -- Due to the great demand for the Zim Bear, the Rays announced Friday night that they will be ordering another 10,000 Zim Bears to be given away at a future Rays game.

On Friday night, the first 10,000 fans to arrive to the Tigers-Rays contest received a Zim Bear, which is a miniature teddy bear with the face of Rays senior advisor Don Zimmer.

Since being unveiled during Spring Training, the Zim Bear has gained great popularity, which enhanced the anticipation for Friday night's giveaway. Fans were lined up outside the stadium hours before the first pitch hoping to procure one of the prized dolls.

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ST. Full Game Coverage PETERSBURG -- Due to the great demand for the Zim Bear, the Rays announced Friday night that they will be ordering another 10,000 Zim Bears to be given away at a future Rays game.

On Friday night, the first 10,000 fans to arrive to the Tigers-Rays contest received a Zim Bear, which is a miniature teddy bear with the face of Rays senior advisor Don Zimmer.

Since being unveiled during Spring Training, the Zim Bear has gained great popularity, which enhanced the anticipation for Friday night's giveaway. Fans were lined up outside the stadium hours before the first pitch hoping to procure one of the prized dolls.

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