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Another change: Mascot latest to be fired by Miami Marlins

February 06, 2018 03:21 PM

MIAMI (AP) — The latest person to be engulfed in the sweeping personnel changes with the Miami Marlins is the man who plays the team's mascot.

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News outlets report that John DeCicco, who has appeared as Billy the Marlin at home games for more than a decade, was fired this week. The team confirmed the termination Tuesday, saying Billy the Marlin will remain the team's mascot but with a different person in the costume. Team officials didn't give a reason for the firing.

The Marlins have fired a number of executives and traded some of the team's best players — including Giancarlo Stanton, Marcell Ozuna, Dee Gordon and Christian Yelich — since a new ownership group led by CEO Derek Jeter took over last fall.

The Associated Press couldn't find a telephone listing for DeCicco in a public records search.

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