The Rays lost to the Athletics on Friday night, but they did tie the game with an eighth inning rally before losing 4-3. During that rally, Tampa Bay closer Fernando Rodney got stuck in the dugout bathroom and had to be freed by stadium staffers. Here's the video:
Here's what Rays manager Joe Maddon had to say after the game, courtesy of the Associated Press:
"It was a kind of a fun moment," Maddon said. "We kind of rallied then — we should have kept him in there. A lot of the commotion in the dugout in the eighth inning and part of the rally was someone beating on the door. Finally someone broke the door knob with a bat to get him out. I don't even know who the hero was getting him out. I say he was in there a solid 15 minutes."
The O.co Coliseum in Oakland has already had one really bad bathroom related incident earlier this year, when the clubhouse started flooding with raw sewage in June. Rodney got off easy by comparison. Very easy.
MLB, can you please set the A's up with a new stadium already?