Want a Joe Maddon gnome at tonight's Rays game? Get there early
If you want to take part in what's sure to be an emotional, deeply heartfelt and creepy tribute to Rays manager Joe Maddon at tonight's Rays-Yankees game, you'll have to give up a pretty significant chunk of your day.
The first 10,000 fans through the Tropicana Field gates will receive a "Joe Maddon Gnome." Employees at Tropicana Field box office windows were advising fans buying tickets to show up around 4:30 p.m. That's more than an hour before gates open at 5:40; the game is scheduled to start at 7:10. We'll have full coverage on tampabay.com.