2007 marked Raymond the Sea Dog’s 10th season as a major league mascot for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. In the twilight of his career, his skills were clearly in decline. With the image found above, it now appears that Raymond has discovered the fountain of youth, much like other greats such as Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, who were able to resurrect their Hall-of-Fame careers.
Take a look at these “before” and “after” photo
Besides the obvious (new jersey and new coat of hair coloring) notice the new facial hair that looks a lot less Wilfred Brimley. In addition, Raymond also apparently had some special form of laser-eye surgery as he looks a lot more Mickey Mouse and a lot less like he is on Crystal Meth.
But the biggest change is Raymond’s new sexy figure. It is hard to tell, but it appears to us that Raymond has a lost some weight. We now fully expect to see Raymond out at Clearwater Beach in a Speedo, which of course would be weird, since he doesn’t normally wear pants.
Is it possible that a mascot’s figure and appearance can change this drastically in one off-season? Will Raymond claim that these changes occurred naturally? Will Raymond’s name appear in the yet-to-be unveiled “San Diego Chicken Report”, on the use of “Mascot Performance Enhancing Drugs” such as “Sea Dog Growth Hormone”.
We don’t necessarily have a problem with plastic surgery and gastric-bypass surgeries. If there is something that can be done to make children happier, we are all for it. But there should at least be full-disclosure. Remember when Star Jones lost 750 pounds and claimed she did it naturally? No matter how much work you do, your kids are still going to be ugly and any future spouses deserve to know.
We can only hope that Raymond gets his own episode on The Swan.