The Devil Rays Suddenly Have A Fan

A couple of weeks ago, MJD told you about blogger Manny Stiles auctioning off his team loyalty, setting up an eBay auction (with proceeds going to AIDS research) for a bidder who would want him to write about his/her favorite team. It was a clever idea, and the bidding eventually reached $535.

And who was the winning bidder, you ask? Why, none other than Devil Rays president Matthew Silverman. That's right: The president of the Devil Rays officially bought himself a fan.

We have to say, this is the most proactive move we've seen the Devil Rays organization make — Silverman also donated another $1,000 to AIDS research — and now they have another blogger. We now have a new favorite baseball exec ... though we're not masochistic enough to follow the Devil Rays any closer because of it.

Ebay Charity Auction Won by MLB Executive [ArmchairGM]
Devil Rays Acquire The Rights Of Free Agent Blogger For $535 [Rays Index]
What Would It Take You To Blog About The Devil Rays For A Year? [Deadspin]