Scott brings spears, Lee shows dance moves
The Rays get a lot of work done in spring training, but they have their fun, too.
After noting that prospect SS Hak-Ju Lee seemed a little shy in his first few days of camp, the Rays decided to get him more involved in his first big-league camp. RHP James Shields had heard that Lee did an elaborate dance in the dugout before games in the minors, so Monday he called out Lee - a 21-year-old South Korean - before the workout to perform for the whole squad.
“He kind of got blindsided,’’ Shields said. “He’s pretty good. He pulled some Michael Jackson moves on us. I’ve never anybody do the moonwalk in spikes.’’
Also, 3B coach Tom Foley was wearing a modified jersey, with his name FO-LEE. Foley, who is part Japanese, Filipino and Hawaiian, showed it to Lee, who said, “I like it.’’
Meanwhile, new DH brought the two 7 ½-foot spears that he has used to kill wild pigs to the clubhouse, showing them off to inquiring teammates (and reporters). “Guys were asking me about them,’’ he said. “Take a look, see what you think, come out (hunting) if you want. We may go out again this weekend.’’