The Rays like to have fun, and nothing screams fun like booty shorts. For the Rays' pregame workout on Saturday, the entire team decided to don short pants, because they're a bunch of guys! Hanging out together! Showing a little thigh!
But manager Joe Maddon either didn't get the memo, or doesn't have the gams to pull off shorts. He laid out his full baseball pants, until James Shields took a pair of scissors to them, forcibly getting Maddon with the program.
It's been a relaxed spring for Maddon, tooling around Port Charlotte in a 1956 Chevy BelAir, shaving his head for charity, and otherwise charming the pants off everybody else.
Maddon in his "custom" shorts [Tampa Bay Times]