Tampa Bay Rays New Body Suit Mascot Sunny Just an April Fool’s Joke
The Tampa Bay Rays played an April Fool’s joke on their fans for the season opener at the Trop on Friday, announcing that mascot Raymond had retired. The Rays then announced that a new mascot named “Sunny” was taking over, and they let loose the body-suited man who freaked out the fans:
No surprise for anyone whose April Fool’s radar was on high alert that this turned out to be a hoax. Body suit Sunny was funny for a night, but I think far too many people would have missed the antics of Raymond, which include fun stuff like this and this. However, no one can argue that Sunny didn’t do his job of getting the fans going:
Then again, given the reaction from the fans, maybe they were confused more than anything else.