Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Do you know your Rays?

Do you know your Rays?

Here are 20 factoids, see if you can match them up the right player:

1. Last remaining player on team who wore Devil Rays green uniforms.

2. Diehard fan of University of Alabama football team, former wide receiver.

3. Served as a Dodgers bat boy during spring training games.

4. Played on a high school baseball team that finished its season 30-1.

5. Will be eighth Cuban-born player in Rays team history.

6. Roomed in college with current Rays teammate Evan Longoria.

7. Wears camouflage-style glasses on field and is a paintball fanatic.

8. Has a unique style of wearing his hat and celebrating the end of games.

9. Is only Iowa-born player in Rays history. Also, only player with a dog named Jeter.

10. Was an intern with Stats Inc. in the winter after a minor-league season.

11. Has two brothers who played in majors, have six World Series rings between them.

12. Teamed with former Rays pitcher Roberto Hernandez on '07 Indians.

13. Grew up attending Rays games, with Fred McGriff one of his favorites.

14. Was cut from his middle school basketball team in favor of NBA-er Emeka Okafor.

15. Got married at home plate at Tropicana Field last year.

16. Enjoys cooking, classic cars and banging on the drums when not playing.

17. A native Floridian who spent four years living in Japan as a kid.

18. Nicknamed "El Campeon" by Joe Maddon when both were with Angels.

19. Has a key to the city of Tampa, a new "friend" Clarence and a dog more famous than he is.

20. Son of a long-time minor-league coach/manager and scout, now with Cardinals.

The players

a. Alex Cobb

b. Yunel Escobar

c. Kyle Farnsworth

d. Sam Fuld

e. Jeremy Hellickson

f. Roberto Hernandez

g. Desmond Jennings

h. Matt Joyce

i. Jose Lobaton

j. James Loney

k. Evan Longoria

l. Jose Molina

m. Matt Moore

n. Jeff Niemann

o. Joel Peralta

p. David Price

q. Cesar Ramos

r. Fernando Rodney

s. Sean Rodriguez

t. Ben Zobrist

Answers

1: t, 2: g, 3: a, 4: j, 5: b, 6: q, 7: c, 8: r, 9: e, 10: d, 11: l, 12: f, 13: h, 14: n, 15: i, 16: k, 17: m, 18: o, 19: p, 20: s

Compiled by Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Do you know your Rays? 04/01/13 [Last modified: Monday, April 1, 2013 4:27pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. HomeTeam 100: Players 21-30

    Footballpreps

    TAMPA - Jesuit linebacker Anthony Nelson will help lead the Tigers into the 2017 season. Taken 5-17-17 by Scott Purks
  2. For starters: Cobb on the hill against Orioles

    Blogs

     

    Alex Cobb takes the mound, hoping to duplicate his performance from Friday when he was three outs away from pitching a complete game.
  3. Bucs DE Jacquies Smith (ACL) will start on active PUP list

    Blogs

    In the first quarter of a season opening win at Altanta last season, Jacquies Smith suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while attemping to cover a punt.

    Jacquies Smith will begin training camp on the active Physically Unable to Perform list.
  4. Odorizzi on disabled list with lower back strain

    Blogs

    Odorizzi (6-4, 4.47) has been victimized this season by the long ball, allowing 23 home runs in his 18 starts. He will miss starts in homer-friendly Yankee Stadium and against the homer-happy Astros in Houston next week.

    Jake Odorizzi was placed on the 10-day disabled list this morning.
  5. Bucs rookies Beckwith, McNichols cleared for training camp

    Blogs

    The Bucs took a calculated risk on two injured players that were discounted in the NFL draft and it may pay off.

    LSU linebacker Kendell Beckwiith (51) fell to the third round after he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in a game against Florida Nov. 19.