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A “tipsy” Red Sox fan has been arrested after allegedly choking the Tampa Bay Rays mascot during Tuesday’s Red Sox-Rays game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Rays employee who portrays “Raymond” in costume, did not press charges for battery. Police charged the fan with disorderly intoxication in a public place, according to the report. (Mike Carlson/Icon SMI)

GALLERY: MLB Mascots

A “tipsy” Red Sox fan has been arrested after allegedly choking the Tampa Bay Rays mascot during Tuesday’s Red Sox-Rays game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Rays employee who portrays “Raymond” in costume, did not press charges for battery. Police charged the fan with disorderly intoxication in a public place, according to the report. (Mike Carlson/Icon SMI)
GALLERY: MLB Mascots

Chief Osceola, mascot of the Florida State Seminoles, takes the field prior to a game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Doak Campbell Stadium on Sept. 15, 2012 in Tallahassee, Florida.  Florida State would win the game 52-0.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

GALLERY: The Best Mascots in College Football

Chief Osceola, mascot of the Florida State Seminoles, takes the field prior to a game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Doak Campbell Stadium on Sept. 15, 2012 in Tallahassee, Florida.  Florida State would win the game 52-0.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
GALLERY: The Best Mascots in College Football

Butler Blue, the mascot of the Bulldogs, enjoys a bone during a game. (John Biever/SI)

GALLERY: Live Animal Mascots

Butler Blue, the mascot of the Bulldogs, enjoys a bone during a game. (John Biever/SI)
GALLERY: Live Animal Mascots

Blackhawks mascot Tommy Hawk waits for the elevator. The mascot is all smiles these days after Chicago started 7-0-2, good enough to lead the NHL with 16 points. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Did You See That?

Blackhawks mascot Tommy Hawk waits for the elevator. The mascot is all smiles these days after Chicago started 7-0-2, good enough to lead the NHL with 16 points. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Did You See That?

Northern Illinois Huskies mascot Victor E. Huskie poses with a real husky dog on the sidelines during Tuesday’s Orange Bowl between Florida State and NIU. The Seminoles defeated the Huskies 31-10. (Doug Murray/Icon SMI)

CAMPUS UNION BLOG: Northern Illinois runs out of juice against FSU

Northern Illinois Huskies mascot Victor E. Huskie poses with a real husky dog on the sidelines during Tuesday’s Orange Bowl between Florida State and NIU. The Seminoles defeated the Huskies 31-10. (Doug Murray/Icon SMI)
CAMPUS UNION BLOG: Northern Illinois runs out of juice against FSU

Jack the Bulldog, the mascot of the Georgetown Hoyas, boxes out the Volunteers during the SEC-Big East Challenge last week. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Did You See That?

Jack the Bulldog, the mascot of the Georgetown Hoyas, boxes out the Volunteers during the SEC-Big East Challenge last week. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Did You See That?

Bevo, the mascot of the Texas Longhorns, hangs out during a 2009 game. Check out the gallery below for a collection of the NCAA’s top real animal mascots. (James Smith/Icon SMI)

GALLERY: The NCAA’s Top Real Animal Mascots

Bevo, the mascot of the Texas Longhorns, hangs out during a 2009 game. Check out the gallery below for a collection of the NCAA’s top real animal mascots. (James Smith/Icon SMI)
GALLERY: The NCAA’s Top Real Animal Mascots

Also celebrating a birthday today is Cal Ripken Jr. Baltimore’s “Iron Man” played 21 seasons for the Orioles and was named an All-Star 19 times to go along with his two Gold Gloves and two American League MVP awards. (Jerry Wachter/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Cal Ripken Jr.

Also celebrating a birthday today is Cal Ripken Jr. Baltimore’s “Iron Man” played 21 seasons for the Orioles and was named an All-Star 19 times to go along with his two Gold Gloves and two American League MVP awards. (Jerry Wachter/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Cal Ripken Jr.

Yale’s bulldog mascot, Handsome Dan, graces the cover of the Nov. 5, 1956 issue of Sports Illustrated. (Jerry Cooke/SI)

GALLERY: Best Real Animal Mascots

Yale’s bulldog mascot, Handsome Dan, graces the cover of the Nov. 5, 1956 issue of Sports Illustrated. (Jerry Cooke/SI)
GALLERY: Best Real Animal Mascots

Pirates centerfielder Andrew McCutchen stretches with the team’s mascot before a spring training game against the Yankees on Tuesday. McCutchen signed a six-year, $51.5 million deal earlier this week. (AP)

LEMIRE: With McCutchen in fold long-term, Pirates ready to take next step

Pirates centerfielder Andrew McCutchen stretches with the team’s mascot before a spring training game against the Yankees on Tuesday. McCutchen signed a six-year, $51.5 million deal earlier this week. (AP)
LEMIRE: With McCutchen in fold long-term, Pirates ready to take next step

The Georgetown Hoyas mascot walks on the court prior to a game against Marquette last night. The No. 9 Hoyas defeated the No. 20 Golden Eagles 73-70 at the Verizon Center in Washington DC. (Evan Habeeb/US Presswire)

GLOCKNER: Georgetown pulls out victory over Marquette
DAVIS: Hoyas, Golden Eagles are sells in stock report

The Georgetown Hoyas mascot walks on the court prior to a game against Marquette last night. The No. 9 Hoyas defeated the No. 20 Golden Eagles 73-70 at the Verizon Center in Washington DC. (Evan Habeeb/US Presswire)
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Scottie Pippen and Benny the Bull wait for an elevator before a Bulls-Hawks game last May. (Icon/SMI)

GALLERY: Best of Did You See That?

Scottie Pippen and Benny the Bull wait for an elevator before a Bulls-Hawks game last May. (Icon/SMI)
GALLERY: Best of Did You See That?

Georgia’s beloved Uga VI cools down during a heated 2002 game between Georgia and Alabama. (Gary Bogdon/SI)

GALLERY: NCAA’s Top Real Action Mascots

Georgia’s beloved Uga VI cools down during a heated 2002 game between Georgia and Alabama. (Gary Bogdon/SI)
GALLERY: NCAA’s Top Real Action Mascots