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.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    That's hilarious about the eye surgery. I never noticed, but his old eyes do look tweaked!

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  2. Tim says:

    He had wild googly-eyes, unlike either of those two pictures, at the uniform unveiling. They were kind of disturbing, because they were, well, googly eyes, and they went spinning around whenever Raymond moved his head.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Raymond has always freaked me out. I'm tellin' ya, Raymond is a pervert.

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  4. Jason says:

    I am concerned, Every piece I read about the new stadium has like 10 comments after the end of it slamming the Rays and the new stadium. People whine about not being able to pay the mortgage, and how St. Pete has no money and on and on. I get worried, because these negative people that take an extra 5 minutes to complain on a newspaper website are the same people who will vote and shoot this thing down. I have noticed most younger sports lovers seem less apt to going to the voting booth to get this thing done.
    If this doesn't go through, we can kiss our Rays goodbye. We have ALL dreamed of a waterfront stadium, MLB will never let us host an ALL STAR game in the current facility. Everyone that is worried about the city with no money can almost be guaranteed that MLB will give us the ALL Star game within 2 or 3 years of that park opening. I am an out-of-towner that is already making vacation plans for the grand opening of the new park. I STRONGLY URGE all of you that are citizens and CAN vote for this next year, that they get out there and do it, or I am getting the idea that this will fail...
    I also strongly urge those that cannnot pay the mortgage on the house and car payments to NOT GET IN OVER YOUR HEAD AND BUY A HOUSE AND CAR YOU CAN TRULY AFFORD AND THEN NOT HAVE THE AUDACITY TO COMPLAIN ABOUT IT. Most peoples dire fanancial situation is a "you" problem and should not be used in any other context of building new facilities. I'll get off my soapbox...now

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  5. Anonymous says:

    obtw, wasn't the person wearing Raymond a girl? Pervert... I doubt it...

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