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Rays: Wil Myers offers compromise to shaving head

If there's a will?

OF Wil Myers — he of the famously shaggy hair — didn't take part in Sunday's head-shaving, instead soliciting five fans to get cuts and donating $100 for each. Manager Joe Maddon said that was a good gesture but not good enough, and that he wants players such as Myers ( right) to step out of their comfort zone and take risks as it can actually benefit them on the field. "So, yes, I love that he did that," Maddon said. "But I still want to see him get his hair cut. I still want to see the locks falling to the floor."

Guest of the day

Plant High football coach Robert Weiner was on hand for the head-shaving, as he is hoping to have his players take part and wanted to get an up-close look.

Word of the day

"Wichita"

Phrase Rays will use, playing off Broncos QB Peyton Manning's "Omaha" audible, to suggest a call should be challenged via replay. "Omaha and Wichita, kind of almost in a perverse way, rhyme," manager Joe Maddon said. "I never served time in Omaha, but I have in Wichita."

Helping hand

Maddon had a hand in the dugout Sunday, inviting buddy Doug Amaral, who owns the popular River City Grill in Punta Gorda that Maddon favors, to assist him. Amaral said he learned a few things, but "it's all the other hours I sit next to him at my restaurant where I learn more." Maddon's favorite dish at River City? The Tampa strip steak. "Because," they said in unison, "it's a little bit better than New York."

Promise of the day

Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg already was going for a major trim during Sunday's head-shaving event when someone suggested he get a Mohawk. Sternberg said he would if the Rays win the World Series, then manager Joe Maddon joined him in a pledge if they do succeed: "You do the Mohawk, and I'll do a tattoo."

Who is this Ray?

Tampa native attended Brandon's Armwood High. Played at Florida Southern. Acquired in trade. Made 2011 All-Star team.

The dish

Today: off

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

On deck

Tuesday: at Twins (Fort Myers), 7:05. Rays — LH Matt Moore; Twins — RH Phil Hughes

Wednesday: at Orioles, 1:05. Rays — RH Mark Lowe; Orioles — TBA

Thursday: Twins, 7:05. Rays — TBA; Twins — TBA

Exhibition schedule

All games 1:05 unless noted

March

21 Blue Jays

22 Orioles

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: OF Matt Joyce

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Rays: Wil Myers offers compromise to shaving head 03/16/14 [Last modified: Monday, March 17, 2014 10:01am]
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