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Johnny Damon, David Price Rock the Super Sam Fuld Cape (Pictures)

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:

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Super Sam Fuld Super Hero Cape Replaces Manny Ramirez Bobblehead Day

The way Manny Ramirez left the game of baseball is a disgrace. How someone could be stupid enough to fail a drug test twice — especially when it’s well-known that the league has cracked down on testing — is beyond me. Then again, we’re talking about Manny Ramirez.  Manny retired from baseball as a cheat and a quitter, but that’s not the real tragedy.

The most devastating aspect of Ramirez’s abrupt departure from the Rays is that he took Manny Ramirez bobblehead night away from the fans in Tampa.  Naturally, the team has to give something away on a scheduled giveaway night, so they made a move to the bullpen.  The image to the right is what the Rays will be giving away on May 29 — a Super Sam Fuld Super Hero Cape.  Wow.

Fuld looks like he could have a good year with the Rays.  He’s off to a hot start, batting .313, and is exciting to watch on the base paths with six steals already.  That being said, he’s 29 years old so I doubt he’s the next Ted Williams.  In fact, even if it were Ted Williams super hero cape giveaway night the idea would still be lame.

I hope there aren’t any fans out there who bought a ticket for May 29 solely to get their hands on a Manny bobblehead.  If so, they’ll likely demand their money back when they catch wind of the replacement.