The Tampa Bay Rays are off to a 9-11 start this season, but given their recent struggles it’s clear that something may have been missing.
Penguins. That has to be it.
In one incredible moment that will go down in Tampa Bay history, penguins have arrived in the Rays’ clubhouse. And with that, everything about their 9-11 start, including a winless David Price, seems to make sense.
I mean why wouldn’t it? We have penguins … in Florida … in the Rays’ clubhouse before another early season match-up with the New York Yankees. What more could they ask for?
Here’s the video clip courtesy of the Tampa Bay Rays:
In addition to the penguin takeover, it appears that they have also elected to name “Cliff” as the team’s new manager. Joe Maddon, as seen below, doesn’t seem all too pleased
— Dave Haller (@HallerDave) April 24, 2013
In all seriousness though, the Rays are obviously looking to loosen up a little bit, as they look to figure out their offensive woes. Tampa Bay is batting .229 as a team on the season, a mark that ranks 27th in Major League Baseball to begin the season.
First pitch between the Rays and the Yankees on Wednesday night is scheduled for 7:10pm (EST). Alex Cobb will be on the mound for Tamps Bay, squaring off against an undefeated (3-0) Andy Pettitte.
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