Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/9/13
When the Tampa Bay Rays take the field at home, the loudspeakers blare the rock classic “Bang a Gong (Get it On), by T-Rex. Rays general manager Joe Maddon recently heard the song and liked it so much that he wanted it to represent his team at Tropicana Field. Then he took it a step further. Maddon had a gong installed within the ballpark, and had the team hire someone to bang it. The banger (?) dresses in a costume that combines Greek, Roman and Scottish traditions — which includes a plaid kilt, metal armor and leather gladiator boots. Between the gong and the live stingrays swimming in a tank in center field, Tropicana Field has got pretty good live entertainment. Uses for the gong remain unclear, but the possibilities are endless. Photo via Twitter/MyFoxTampaBay Photo of the night Sad face . Photo via Facebook/Yardbarker tweet of the night video of the night Where did you come from?
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