Tampa Bay Ray Matt Joyce and Rays mascot Raymond took a break from their busy baseball schedules Monday to visit pediatric patients at the Children's Medical Center at Tampa General Hospital.
The special appearance is a chance for the children to interact with a baseball player in person because they are unable to make it to the ballpark during their recoveries. Joyce, who is from the Tampa area, said he loves to give back to the community. The children got to talk with Joyce, he signed autographs and gave them toy Hess trucks.
"So, party at your house this weekend, right?" Xavier Hamilton, 17, asked Joyce during his visit.