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Rays rail: Going bald

Bald moves

Sixty-four members of the Rays organization, led by manager Joe Maddon and including principal owner Stuart Sternberg, shaved their heads, and one, DH Luke Scott, his mutton chops, on Friday to raise funds and awareness for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation. There was also a female participant: Sandy Dengler, director of major-league administration. "We're having a hope-raising, hair-raising, fundraising event," PCF executive director Nancy Crane said. "Joe Maddon is a very special man." Donations can be made through pcfcutforacure.org, and T-shirts are available (for $15.99, with proceeds to charity) at team outlets, All Children's Hospital, the Moffitt Cancer Center and PCF offices.



Who is this Ray?

He began his career in the Pirates organization and made his big-league debut for the Royals. Is from the same hometown as Rays reliever Joel Peralta.

The dish Rays vs. Red Sox

When/where: 1:05 today; Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte

Radio: 620-AM

Tickets: Reserved seats $19-27, berm/boardwalk $12. Available through raysbaseball.com and Ticket­master, at Tropicana Field and Charlotte Sports Park box offices, Tampa team store

Gates open: 11 a.m.

Directions: Driving time from the bay area is 1½-2 hours. Suggested route: Interstate 75 south to Exit 179 (Toledo Blade Road), go west 6½ miles (crossing U.S. 41) to El Jobean Road (SR 776), go right 2 miles, complex is on the left.

Parking: $10, lots open 10:30

Rays information: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS)

Pitchers: Rays — Roberto Hernandez, Dane De La Rosa, Jamey Wright, Jake McGee, Will Inman; Red Sox — Alfredo Aceves, Andrew Miller, Andrew Bailey.

Heads-up

CF Desmond Jennings, OF Matt Joyce, 1B James Loney are among the regulars expected to play.

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

On deck

Sunday: at Red Sox, 1:35. Rays — Alex Cobb; Red Sox — TBA

Monday: Off

Tuesday: at Tigers, 1:05. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson; Tigers — TBA

Who is this Ray? RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo

Remaining exhibition games

All games 1:05 unless noted

March

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

Rays rail: Going bald 03/15/13 [Last modified: Friday, March 15, 2013 9:54pm]
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