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:

  1. So… Yeah… They’re just the Rays now… Sweet.
  2. No word yet on whether or not they will pursue Ray Durham, Ray Olmedo, Ray King, and Chris Ray during the off-season.
  3. Not only is the name unfathomably dull, their uniform is just as bad.
  4. 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.

2 Responses to “Exorcising the Devil”

  1. Jello design… doesn’t seem practical for many applications, but defiantly cool. Now if she could make chase stadium with working roof in jello I would be REALLY impressed!

  2. Jojo Fireball says:

    Anybody have any idea if the “Christian Right” put any pressure on Tampa about removing the “devil” from their name?

    Sounds almost so ridiculous that I wouldn’t doubt if they had a hand in it somehow someway…

    If Native Americans carried the same weight and had as much as much pull in this country as the Christian church does then we damn sure wouldn’t have the Indians, Braves, Blackhawks or Redskins anymore…

    But I digress… This is just one guy’s conspiracy theory…

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