Originally written on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 2/27/13
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Joe Maddon may be the loosest manager in the majors, but he has parlayed his laid back rules into a tightness with his youthful Tampa Bay Rays players. Who even knew the 59-year-old Maddon had the singer Pink on his playlist? Maddon tweeted his fellow transplanted Pennsylvanian regrets at not being able to make Pink's show while it makes a stop in Tampa but invited the singer to come by the Rays' camp and throw out the first pitch or at least take some batting practice while she was in town. Now we know why Maddon has no dress or hair code for his players — so he can have a similar coif as Pink. Going to miss @pink at the Times Forum 2nite but would love to have her throw out 1st pitch at tomorrow's game vs Tigers or take BP. — Joe Maddon (@RaysJoeMaddon) February 27, 2013
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