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Friday, May 25, 2018

Rays dress as nerds, wear bow ties to honor Ken Rosenthal (Pictures)

The Rays traveled to Boston on Thursday and wore costumes on their road trip as usual. But this themed road trip was different from their others — it was a tribute to a baseball reporter.

The Rays dressed as nerds to honor FOX Sports MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal, who wears bow ties for charity while reporting on FOX Saturday MLB telecasts.

Like usual, manager Joe Maddon came up with the idea for the road trip. He says he was inspired by his granddaughter.

Maddon called Rosenthal to make sure he was OK with the team’s bow tie tribute, and the reporter gave his approval. The team is donating $3,000 spread to 18 charities — $100 for each bow tie.

Below are more pictures of the Rays in their nerd outfits:

Left: Joel Peralta (photo via Elliot Johnson); Right: Elliot Johnson

Left: David Price; Right: Matt Moore (photo via Dave Haller)

So what was better: The Rays as nerds, or Cardinals in tacky tuxedos?

Here are all the themed road trips the Rays have had:

Forearm bash to Hot Clicks
Photo via Joe Maddon

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