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Dodgers ‘Rally Bear’ Makes Case For Best Fake Mascot In A Supporting Role

Twinkle-Toed Teddy Takes Center Stage — Briefly — At NLCS
A fan dressed as a bear is escorted out of Dodger Stadium for dancing on the St. Louis Cardinals dugout during Game 3 of the NLCS. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

A fan dressed as a bear is escorted out of Dodger Stadium for dancing on the St. Louis Cardinals dugout during Game 3 of the NLCS. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – True story: Dustin Hoffman went to Monday night’s NLCS game in Los Angeles and ended up with great seats to a dance extravaganza featuring baseball’s newest darling — a wannabe mascot in a bear costume.

Anything can happen in the postseason.

The Dodgers beat St. Louis 3-0 and now trail the Cardinals 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. But the conversation Tuesday was dominated by a pair of celebrations: Yasiel Puig’s bat-flip triple and that crazy dancin’ bear.

The fuzzy one unleashed his inner Footloose in the eighth inning on top of the Cardinals dugout. He was eventually corralled to a chorus of boos.

There’s even a petition for the Dodgers to keep it around as an unofficial mascot, “Because we love the Rally Bear.”

A fan dressed as a bear dances on the St. Louis Cardinals dugout in the eighth inning as actor Dustin Hoffman and others look on. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

A fan dressed as a bear dances on the St. Louis Cardinals dugout in the eighth inning as actor Dustin Hoffman and others look on. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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