Rays adopt nerd style for Boston road trip

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  May 24, 2012 05:22 PM

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The Rays are traveling to Boston for a Memorial Day weekend series against the Red Sox, and manager Joe Maddon has made this one of his famous "theme" road trips.

This time around, it's the "Ken Rosenthal/nerd theme," according to a Tweet from Maddon. Players and team personnel have donned bow ties like Rosenthal, the Fox Sports baseball reporter, and other geeked-out attire. Previous themes have been letterman sweaters, minimalist, and all sorts of costumes.

Here's an example, from Dave Haller, the team's director of communications:


From Maddon:


Maddon said (on Twitter, of course) his granddaughter was the inspiration for the theme.

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