Baxter's formal name is "D. Baxter the Bobcat" and he joined the roster of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2000. It's actually a very clever name for the mascot, since the team is usually referred to as the Dbacks (Dbacks--D. Baxter... get it?). Before the stadium was renamed Chase Field, the team played at Bank One Ballpark, commonly referred to as BOB (BOB--Bobcat...get it?). Anyway, lots of people were upset that the teams didn't have some kind of snake as a mascot, since that's what a diamondback is. The idea for the mascot's name came from Jay Bell's young son, Brantley.
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