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Rays: Club dresses for Woodstock-themed trip

Tampa Bay Rays relief pitchers Joel Peralta, left, and Juan Carlos Oviedo pose for pictures in Woodstock-themed costumes Sunday night in the clubhouse before heading to the team bus for the team’s upcoming West Coast road trip.

DIRK SHADD | Times

Tampa Bay Rays relief pitchers Joel Peralta, left, and Juan Carlos Oviedo pose for pictures in Woodstock-themed costumes Sunday night in the clubhouse before heading to the team bus for the team’s upcoming West Coast road trip.

The Rays really got into their Woodstock-wardrobe-themed trip to Seattle (see relievers Joel Peralta and Juan Carlos Oviedo), especially manager Joe Maddon, who looked like John Lennon. Maddon said he had most of the garb in his closet but he picked up a longish wig at Tampa store Squaresville. The most clever outfit might have been that of radio man (and birthday boy) Andy Freed, who wore a T-shirt with the Peanuts character Woodstock on the front.

Sign of the times

The Woodstock-themed trip to Seattle on Sunday had its own sign. Rays PR man George Pappas took the original Woodstock poster and customized it, including adding "7 Days of Peace & Baseball" for the "Maddon Exposition." Joe Maddon planned to frame it and have a signed copy by the team auctioned. "It's awesome," he said.

Rays at Mariners

When/where: 10:10 tonight; Safeco Field, Seattle

TV/radio: No TV; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Cesar Ramos (1-1, 2.96)

MARINERS: RH Felix Hernandez (3-1, 2.73)

On Ramos: Is coming off his best start of the season, allowing two runs in a career-high 52/3 innings (and just 72 pitches) against the Orioles. Is 0-0 with an 8.59 ERA in five career appearances (no starts) against the Mariners.

On Hernandez: Former AL Cy Young Award winner is winless in his past five starts despite allowing three earned runs or fewer in each. Is 4-2, 2.04 in 11 career starts against the Rays, including a perfect game in August 2012.

Key matchups

Rays VS. HERNANDEZ

David DeJesus 10-for-31, HR

Matt Joyce 1-for-12

Evan Longoria 6-for-19

MARINERS VS. RAMOS

Robinson Cano 3-for-6

Justin Smoak 1-for-4

Kyle Seager 1-for-2

On deck

Tuesday: at Mariners, 10:10. Rays — LH David Price (3-3, 4.53); Mariners — RH Hisashi Iwakuma (2-0, 2.45)

Wednesday: at Mariners, 3:40. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (1-3, 5.79); Mariners — RH Brandon Maurer (1-1, 6.20)

Thursday: at Angels, 10:05. Rays — LH Erik Bedard (2-1, 3.38); Angels — TBA

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

Rays: Club dresses for Woodstock-themed trip 05/11/14 [Last modified: Monday, May 12, 2014 10:19am]
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