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Zim Bears making comeback Sept. 3

Zim Bears making comeback Sept. 3

Zim Bears making comeback Sept. 3
BALTIMORE -- The Zim Bear is back.

After the initial giveaway on June 29 drew 19,557 fans to Tropicana Field and spawned an internet sensation, a second Zim Bear promotion will be held prior to the Rays' Sept. 3 game against the Yankees, the team announced on Wednesday.

By popular demand, the stuffed bears, which are wearing a Rays hat and jersey and have senior baseball advisor Don Zimmer's face, will be given to the first 10,000 fans in attendance.

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Opinion is split on whether the iconic bear is creepy or cute, but the fact remains that everyone wants one.

"I've got so many people wanting a Zim Bear -- from Joe Torre to people out in California," Zimmer said after the first giveaway. "Friends all over the country, my daughter up in New Hampshire -- they all want a Zim Bear."

Perhaps the most-popular giveaway of the year, the Zim Bear is selling on eBay for up to $79.99.

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