The first seven hitters in the Tampa Bay Rays lineup Thursday, by position, read: Center field (8), shortstop (6), left field (7), third base (5), first base (3), designated hitter (0), right field (9).
Coincidence? Probably, but that doesn't mean mad scientist Rays manager Joe Maddon won't acknowledge the fun:
Going with Tommy Tutone lineup today: 8-6-7-5-3-0-9.— Joe Maddon (@RaysJoeMaddon) July 3, 2014
And, yeah, we're doing this ...
Happy long weekend.
Update: Because of course it is ...
Tommy Tutone's 867-5309 playing in #rays Maddon's office— RMooneyTBO (@RMooneyTBO) July 3, 2014