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Rays embark on “accidental preppie” road trip

Jun 30, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

Joe Maddon hoodie

After defeating the Tigers 3-1 this afternoon, the Rays prepared to take a short four-day trip to Houston to play the Astros. Before departing, the Joe Maddon-led squad slipped into some themed attire, apparently dubbed “accidental preppie”.

Dave Haller, the director of communications for the Rays, tweeted a bunch of pictures of Rays in their attire. Here’s an album, courtesy /r/baseball:

As one of the more analytical managers in baseball, Maddon has certainly made his mark in that regard, but let’s not forget that he has brought a penguin into the clubhouse and hired a DJ recently as well, both arguably as important as in-game tactics. (I kid, I kid.)

  1. lazlosother - Jun 30, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    I get a kick out of Maddon, he seems to be a guy you would like playing for.

  2. erockfox - Jun 30, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Sam Fuld isn’t dressed up in costume, pretty sure that’s how he normally dresses.

  3. contraryguy - Jun 30, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    This is the same state that Porky’s was filmed in. Anything’s possible

  4. dondada10 - Jun 30, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Joe Maddon is the reason people thought Mike Scioscia was a good manager.

  5. gotampabay52 - Jun 30, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    next 14 games are win able quote themes and get a win theme going

  6. historiophiliac - Jun 30, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Wow, I can’t wait til they appear on Glee.

  7. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jun 30, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    Accidental preppie or Hipster Douche-bag?

    • eightyraw - Jun 30, 2013 at 11:48 PM

      Nothing remotely hipster about the sartorial choices on display

  8. jwbiii - Jul 1, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    Nice shorts on Jamey Wright.

    • quintjs - Jul 1, 2013 at 2:43 AM

      I was going to say, those shorts with a jacket.. solid effort.

  9. Glenn - Jul 1, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    Once a year, neighbors have a themed Halloween party and it is a pain in the @ss to find something that will work. It’s once a year and it is always fun, but it is still a bit of work. I can’t imagine being a full-time major leaguer and doing this for every road trip. Is it me or would the togetherness thing get old after a while?

  10. einjzmolf - Jul 1, 2013 at 7:12 AM

    Good to see Yunel Escobar has come full circle to his ‘tu ere maricon’ incident.

  11. onermedboxer - Jul 1, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Peralta and Escobar looking sharp – two guys I can’t imagine were ever preppy

  12. stlouis1baseball - Jul 1, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Look at Longoria’s get up! The only thing he is missing is the pocket protector.

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