Last month we told you that the Rays were planning to replace Manny Ramirez’s bobblehead day with a Super Sam Fuld cape giveaway. Fuld is in his first season with the Rays since being traded from Cubs in the Matt Garza deal. He started off the season scorching hot, batting .396 over the first 16 games of the year. His hot start plus his superb defense in the outfield earned him cult-hero status amongst Rays fans. A twitter hashtag called “legend of Sam Fuld” was born where folks shared stories about Fuld’s accomplishments. The Rays recognized how popular he was and acted swiftly by creating the giveaway.
Though Fuld’s bat has quieted down, the giveaway was no less fun on Sunday. Check out Johnny Damon and David Price both wearing the cape on Sunday prior to the game:
Damon wore the cape as he presented the lineup while Price sported his during warmups. Sam Gardner says many of the players also wore the cape on Friday during warmups. The cool thing about the cape is that it appealed to folks of all ages. Check out the pics: