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‘Rally Bear’ Banned From Dodger Stadium for Six Months After Stunt

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The man who donned a bear costume for a frantic dance atop the St. Louis Cardinals dugout Monday night in Game 3 of the National League championship series says he’s been banned from Dodger Stadium for six months.

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Mark Monninger

The 50-year-old man behind “Rally Bear,” Mark Monninger of Rancho Cucamonga, said he pulled the stunt to promote the idea of the Dodgers‘ getting a mascot.

The moment came as the Dodgers fought their way to a 3-0 win Monday over the St. Louis Cardinals. In the bottom of the eighth inning, during a pitching change, Monninger jumped out of his seat dressed in a bear costume and rushed on top of the Cardinals’ dugout.

He then waved his hands wildly, clapping to get the crowd hyped up and tried to do a jump into splits — twice — before being pulled away by security personnel.

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