An American Gigolo, and an American League Manager
Rays manager Joe Maddon's Sunday in Tampa at Steinbrenner Field got off to a cool start when he was introduced to longtime actor, and legit baseball fan, Richard Gere (in Yankees cap, of course). Maddon's favorite Gere movie? "American Gigolo," he said. "But you can't overlook Pretty Woman and An Officer and a Gentleman."
Quote of the day
"We picked up a point."
Rays manager Joe Maddon, channeling Lightning coach Jon Cooper after the 3-3 tie Sunday with the Yankees
Rays manager Joe Maddon sees plenty of retiring Yankees captain Derek Jeter on the field but also during the offseason at a South Tampa Starbucks. "We never walk to the counter at the same time … because we don't call in advance," Maddon said. "He's normally sitting outside with (former Ray and Yankee) Gerald Williams, also a great guy. So I'll walk by, we'll give the quick nod, have a quick conversation and then I go over to (hang out at buddy Michael Stewart's 717 South restaurant)."
Who is this Ray?
Began pro career as an infielder. Made it to majors first with Angels, has pitched for five big-league teams. Nicknamed "El Campeon."
Rays at Red Sox
When/where: 1:05 today; JetBlue Park at Fenway South, 11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers
Tickets: $5-48, available through redsox.com, 1-888-733-7696 (RED-SOX6)
Pitchers: RH Jake Odorizzi, Erik Bedard, Cesar Ramos; Red Sox — LH Jon Lester, Drake Britton, Chris Capuano, Anthony Ranaudo, Jose Mijares
Rays information: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS)
3B Evan Longoria and AL rookie of the year OF Wil Myers are both scheduled to play for the Rays.
Tuesday: Twins, 1:05. Rays — LH David Price; Twins — Ricky Nolasco
Wednesday: at Jays (Dunedin), 1:05. Rays — RH Nathan Karns; Jays — TBA
Thursday: Pirates, 1:05. Rays — LH Matt Moore; Pirates — TBA
All games 1:05 unless noted
14 at Braves
15 (ss) Blue Jays; at Pirates
16 Red Sox
18 at Twins, 7:05
19 at Orioles
20 Twins, 7:05
21 Blue Jays
23 at Red Sox
24 at Twins
25 Red Sox
26 Orioles 7:05
27 at Orioles, 7:05
28 at Tigers
29 at AA Montgomery (Ala.), 3:05
Who is this Ray: RH Joel Peralta
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