Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

RAYS

Spring training

Rays: Wardrobe plans include Woodstock

Quote of the day

"Heads-up, Mike Trout."

Rays manager Joe Maddon, on the 10-year, $292 million deal for the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera (near right); Trout must have listened, agreeing Friday night to a six-year, $144.5M Angels extension

Wild wardrobe

Rays manager Joe Maddon revealed a couple of planned wardrobe-themed trips for the regular season, saying they're going to do a Woodstock ("with a sprinkling" of James Brown) motif to Seattle in May. Channeling a scene from one of his favorite movies, 2008's Step Brothers, Maddon also wants to do a tuxedo trip. "That's kind of like the antithesis of who we are," he said. "But we definitely insist on jeans and sneakers to accent the tux."

Price benefit

LHP David Price will hold his third annual Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraiser tonight, with the event having raised $70,000 the past two years for Big Brothers Big Sisters. For more information, visit bbbsfl.org or call (813) 769-3636. "It definitely makes a big difference in these kids' lives," Price said. "It's fun to be part of stuff like this." And how good is Price at bowling? "Pretty good," he says. "Better than my golf skills."

Web gem

Rays CF Brandon Guyer made the play of the day to end the third inning Friday, a spectacular diving catch in left-center to rob Nick Castellanons and save at least one run. LHP Matt Moore said he was heading to cover third base when he saw Guyer in midair. "I was like, 'Holy cow,' " Moore said. "He was like a cheetah snagging a seagull out of the air. That was a very impressive catch."

Southern hospitality

With the Rays traveling to Montgomery, Ala., today to face their Double-A affiliate, the Biscuits tweeted a photo Thursday night that manager Joe Maddon's office is set up with a personal touch, a framed photo of his dog Winston.

Who is this Ray?

He played catcher and quarter­back in college. Will open a South Tampa Italian restaurant this summer. He has lived in a 40-foot RV during spring training.

The dish

Rays at Montgomery (Double A)

When/where: 3:05 today; Riverwalk Stadium, Montgomery, Ala.

TV/radio: None

Pitchers: Rays — RH Chris Archer; Biscuits — TBA

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

Heads-up

RH Chris Archer will make his final spring start. Most of the regular lineup, including 3B Evan Longoria, will likely play deep into the game.

Sunday: Off

Monday (opening day): vs. Jays, 4:10 p.m. Rays — LHP David Price. Blue Jays — R.A. Dickey

Who is this Ray: Manager Joe Maddon

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

Rays: Wardrobe plans include Woodstock 03/28/14 [Last modified: Friday, March 28, 2014 11:42pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Cup-winning Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk makes Hockey Hall of Fame

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Hall of Fame coach Scotty Bowman said Dave Andreychuk's name has surfaced often the past eight years with the selection committee.

    30 Oct 2001:  Left wing Dave Andreychuk #25 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates towards the blue line during the NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada.  The Maple Leafs defeated the Lightning 3-2.  Mandatory Credit:  Dave Sanford /Allsport
  2. Rays acquire slick-fielding shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria from Marlins

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Chaim Bloom said the Rays weren't necessarily in the market for a shortstop. The team has a number of those. But when the Marlins recently began shopping Adeiny Hechavarria, well, that was too much to pass up.

    Adeiny Hechavarria has emerged as one of baseball’s top defensive shortstops in the past three seasons with the Marlins.
  3. Rays at Pirates, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Pittsburgh

    The Heater

    Tonight: at Pirates

    7:05, PNC Park

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

    Probable pitchers

    Rays: Alex Cobb (6-5, 4.05)

    PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 18:  Alex Cobb #53 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses for a portrait during the Tampa Bay Rays photo day on February 18, 2017 at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Floida.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
  4. Lightning journal: Forward Yanni Gourde agrees to two-year deal

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Just three years ago, Yanni Gourde was fighting to stay in pro hockey.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde celebrates after scoring against the Florida Panthers during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) TPA108
  5. What they're saying about Dave Andreychuk making Hall of Fame

    Lightning Strikes

    "Dave helped me so much when I was just starting my career, a young kid that was looking to find his way as a hockey player, a person and a member of the Tampa Bay community. In addition to watching him compile such awe-inspiring statistics, I remember him as a big brother to me and many others, making sure all the …