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Blue Jays mascot escapes into Florida wild (PHOTOS)

David Brown
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DJ the Blue Jay made the most of his escape from Toronto's spring ballpark. (Big League Stew)

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Mascots are twice as funny once they leave the context of the ballpark and enter the home realm of the fans. D-JAY the Blue Jay, a mascot of the Toronto Blue Jays organization for the minor-league affiliate here, recently escaped from Florida Auto Exchange Stadium to see what was up on the waterfront. He found a picnic in a public park that was celebrating Tampa Bay's community drinking water contest.

As if someone could make this up.

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I've been discovered bird watching! (Big League Stew)

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A fisherman told D-JAY to 'Watch out for Frank Perdue.' (Big League Stew)

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Will the photogs turn D-JAY into the club? He's worried. (Big League Stew)

Time to head back to the ballpark, D-JAY. Hope you enjoyed your picnic, along with your short walk on a long pier.

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