OK, so we know that manager Joe Maddon is a renaissance man. He likes talking books, bikes and fine wine (notice the collection to the right in the photo above). So it should be no surprise that he is comfortable and creative enough to organize an “accidental preppie” road trip to Houston.
Does it look a little wild? Perhaps. Does it seem different? Absolutely. 

But that is Maddon. Those are the Rays. 

He said he receives a preppie vibe from Houston — you make your own judgments about the Space City – but add another memorable moment to a season where camo and a cockatoo, penguins and a four-member merengue band, among many interesting sights, have been part of the experience.
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