Yesterday, the internet nearly broke when we got our first glimpse at the Zim Bear, a teddy bear with the face of Don Zimmer. Well, it turns out the idea wasn’t completely original. A reader this morning informed us that the Seattle Mariners once had a similar promotion. So we did some research, and sure enough, below is the Edgar Martinez bear the M’s gave away in 2004.

And if you are curious, we are guessing that the Zim Bear will also have sponsors on the feet by the time it is handed out on June 29.




  1. Sarah says:

    For some reason the Martinez one looks less freaky.


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