Yesterday was Super Sam Fuld Cape Day in Tampa, as the Rays gave away superhero capes to all kids in attendance (and apparently to at least one adult). As you can see in the photo above, Fuld himself donned one of the capes as the Rays celebrated their 7-0 win over the Indians. Earlier, Johnny Damon had worn one while bringing out the lineup card (plus he’d also worn one during pregame warm-ups on Friday). Between the Braysers and now the capes, the Rays win the prize for wackiest MLB accessories.
Speaking of which, Damon was one of several Rays wearing the striped hose yesterday. As you may recall, those socks debuted last year, but I didn’t realize they were still being worn this season. Has this been going on all season long, or was it a special thing for yesterday?
That’s it for today. My best wishes to everyone for a happy Decoration Day. If you’re cooking, use charcoal and don’t go past medium-rare; if you’re traveling, travel safe; and if you’re watching baseball, try not to let the ridiculous flag-desecration caps ruin your day. — Paul