It’s official. In an attempt to freshen up and reliven their image – and presumably, make the team even more anonymous than it was already, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays have changed their name to “Tampa Bay Rays“. Some initial thoughts:
- So… Yeah… They’re just the Rays now… Sweet.
- No word yet on whether or not they will pursue Ray Durham, Ray Olmedo, Ray King, and Chris Ray during the off-season.
- Not only is the name unfathomably dull, their uniform is just as bad.
- For the life of me, I cannot think of a celebrity more fitting to appear on this dull occassion than the incredibly monotone Kevin Costner. And yes, his character in “Field of Dreams” was named Ray Kinsella. So he’s a Ray.
And now let’s all go do something a bit more interesting. Like, go watch someone try and guess all the flavors in a Whitman’s Sampler. I don’t know.