ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Rays have apologized for a sign the team's mascot was photographed holding that made light of Steve Irwin's death.
The photo of the mascot, Raymond Ray, was taken Wednesday during game at Tropicana Field.
A fan snapped the photo, which displayed to-do list, which included two numbered items: Steve Irwin and the World Series.
The photo shows Irwin's name crossed out on the sign.
Irwin, also known as "The Crocodile Hunter," died from a sting ray attack in 2006 while diving on a reef in Queensland.
A spokesman for the team said the sign was made by a fan and the mascot was photographed holding it.
"The Tampa Bay Rays regret that this particular sign was displayed in the ballpark, and we apologize for the lapse in judgment."
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