And the bizarre hits keep on coming related to and from Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon. Wednesday was “Joe Maddon Garden Gnome” giveaway night at Tropicana Field and perhaps in honor of the event — although it’s hard to figure out exactly how what Maddon did paid homage to him being depicted as a garden gnome — the Rays skipper invited some adorable penguins into the clubhouse.
This was done apparently for the players benefit, as Maddon is quoted as follows in explaining his motivation: “I wanted players to chill out a little bit. Get it?”
Oh, it’s gotten, Mr. Maddon.
Today’s VIP guests are…penguins! Maddon: “I wanted the players to chill out a little bit. …get it?” twitter.com/RaysBaseball/s…
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) April 24, 2013
And some video of the little buggers parading around the clubhouse:
The best “Penguins in MLB Clubhouse” footage you will ever see: vine.co/v/bPpzqjUTpEV — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) April 24, 2013
This stunt is