Vuvuzela vs. cowbell?
Rays manager Joe Maddon said the signature cowbells that create a buzz at Tropicana Field are no match for the excessively annoying soccer-style vuvuzela horns at Saturday's game in Miami.
"I don't think the cowbell is nearly as annoying as that,'' Maddon said. "I think on the scale of annyoing that would be 10 and maybe the cowbell might be like a 2 or a 3 to certain people.''
Nodding to the "cowbell etiquette" promo that runs at the Trop, Maddon said the Marlins needed to provide some kind of guidance for their fans on when to blow their horns. "That should have been done well in advance,'' Maddon said. "There should have been actually like some form of etiquette published in a local newspaper, maybe throughout the day on the radio stations, maybe even a little blurb on TV, something.''