Joe Maddon uses 867-5309 lineup for Rays against Tigers
The eccentric Rays manager noted on Twitter Thursday that he was going with a Tommy Tutone lineup for his team’s game against the Detroit Tiger that night:
Going with Tommy Tutone lineup today: 8-6-7-5-3-0-9.
— Joe Maddon (@RaysJoeMaddon) July 3, 2014
867-5309/Jenny of course was an ’80s hit song by Tommy Tutone that made it up to No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
What was Maddon’s lineup? Take a look:
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) July 3, 2014
We’ll give him a pass for labeling his DH as the “o” or zero.
The Rays have been turning things around since falling to a season-worst 17 games below .500 on June 24. They’d won five in a row prior to Thursday’s game and 7 of 8. At least they’re still having a good time in the clubhouse.