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.
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:
So what was better: The Rays as nerds, or Cardinals in tacky tuxedos?
Here are all the themed road trips the Rays have had:
- - Rays wear 1950s hats
– Rays pajamas trip
– Rays wear Letterman sweaters
– Rays with Navy Seals Team 6 shirts
– Rays infamous BRayser sport coat
– Rays golf outfits
– Rays hockey jerseys
– Rays proclaim dominance over Red Sox
– Rays 9=8 playoff shirts