So it turns out that Sean Rodriguez of the Rays was attacked by an actual sting ray.
The actual ocean creatures, of course, have been furious since the team dropped “Devil” from their name.
It could have been worse. Rodriguez could have been playing for the Tigers. Or the Giants. Or the Diamondbacks.
In another interesting story, a knuckleballer shut down the Phillies again. And R.A. Dickey got some salient advice from Tim Wakefield on how to do it.