As if it needed to be said…mascots and alcohol do not mix. Clearly.
Tampa Bay Rays mascot Raymond was assaulted during the team's game against the Boston Red Sox Tuesday night. The assaliant…some dude named Trevor Martin who hails from suburban Boston.
Martin, 27, reached across the stadium's railing and twice grabbed Raymond by the neck, officers said. Martin was staggering, slurring his words and smelled of alcohol, according to an arrest affidavit. Raymond pushed back and broke free, police said.
Martin, who told officers he drank two beers during the game, faces a misdemeanor charge of disorderly intoxication. The "victim within the mascot suit" declined to press battery charges, police said. Martin was released from Pinellas County Jail early Wednesday on $100 bail.
Yes. Two beers. Suuuuure.
But who knows…maybe Martin is a big Steve Irwin fan and just looking for retaliation.