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Tampa Bay Rays DJ Kitty At The Top Of Sports Mascots Heap

The Rays' original DJ Kitty

NBC Sports put together its mascot power rankings recently.

And is it any wonder that the cool cat who rules the Trop came out on top? Yes, I am talking about DJ Kitty, mascot for the Tampa Bay Rays:

He started as a scoreboard gimmick during the 2010 ALCS, when someone found a cat, dressed him in a Rays hat and tiny jersey, and placed him behind a DJ turntable. In that sense, DJ Kitty is a cousin to the Angels’ Rally Monkey and the Cardinals’ Rally Squirrel … 

The Deej beat out a variety of other critters and vegetables to take top prize.

And the kitten has morphed from just a video-based real tune spinning cat to a costumed cat over the years.


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