When the Red Sox play in Tampa Friday night, Rays fans will have a little extra oomph in their support. It's Cowbell Night at Tropicana Field.
"Fans dressed in Rays gear will be given a clanging cowbell to be shaken only when the opposing batter has two strikes or the other team's fans decide to start up a cheer."
I give Dustin Pedroia about 11 seconds before he explodes.
Still, the Rays are doing their part to promote intelligent cowbell protocol.
Rays fan Carey Strukel, otherwise known as "The Cowbell Kid" told the Tampa Tribune:
"When you're beating it for absolutely no reason," that's not good,"but if it's in the ear of a Yankee fan, that's okay in my eyes."
See, we've all learned something today.