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Rays rail: Charity haircuts set for March 15

Remaining exhibition games

All games 1:05 unless noted

March

11: vs. Twins, 7:05

12: vs. Yankees

13: Off

14: at Orioles

15: vs. Phillies

16: vs. Red Sox

17: at Red Sox, 1:35

18: Off

19: at Tigers

20: at Twins, 7:05

21: vs. Jays

22: vs. Orioles, at Pirates

23: vs. Twins

24: at Yankees

25: vs. Pirates, 7:05

26: at Phillies

27: vs. Jays

28: at Orioles, 7:05

29: at Tigers

30: vs. Tigers at Trop, 1:10



Heads up

Manager Joe Maddon, Rays players, coaches and staff will again shave their heads to raise funds and awareness for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, and they are inviting fans (who make a $100 donation) to join them for the March 15 event in Port Charlotte and a get a Fortune Favors the Bald T-shirt. (Donations can also be made for individuals.) See pcfcutforacure.org.

Bottoms up

Maddon left Tuesday's game early to head back to Tampa to properly prep for this morning's colonoscopy, quick wit intact. "I want to get moving rather quickly," he deadpanned. "I don't want to mess this up." Limited to fluids, Maddon said he went to a Port Charlotte Walgreen's and bought all the chicken broth. "Anybody going in there to augment their soups or gravies, they're out of luck," Maddon said. "They're cleaned out."

Game boy

Tuesday was the launch day for the MLB2K13 video game, with LHP David Price on the cover. Price did some Twitter PR work for it but wasn't going anywhere near a Best Buy. "People say it's like Black Friday in there," he said.

Off-day activities

Some Rays were talking about going fishing today, others golfing. Bench coach Dave Martinez said, "I'm going home to see my beautiful wife." CF Desmond Jennings had what sounded like the best plan: "I'm going to catch up on some sleep, stay in bed past 6 o'clock for a change."

Who is this Ray?

He was a third-round pick in the 2005 draft. Pitched for the U.S. team in the 2008 All-Star Futures Game. Has spent the past four seasons at Triple A.

The dish

Today: Off

Thursday: Rays at Pirates, 1:05, McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W, Bradenton

Tickets: $14-24, available through pirates.com, toll-free 1-877-893-2827

Pitchers: Rays — Alex Cobb, Chris Archer, Jake Odorizzi; Pirates — James McDonald, Jeanmar Gomez, Justin Wilson, Vic Black, Brooks Brown, Mark Melancon

On deck

Friday: vs. Phillies, 1:05. Rays — David Price; Phillies — TBA

Saturday: at Phillies (Clearwater), 1:05, Rays — Jeff Niemann; Phillies — TBA

Sunday: vs. Red Sox, 1:05. Rays — Matt Moore; Red Sox — TBA

Follow our coverage all spring on The Heater blog (tampabay.com/blogs/rays) and on Twitter @TBTimes_Rays.

Who is this Ray: RHP Will Inman

Rays rail: Charity haircuts set for March 15 03/05/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 8:23pm]
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