SARASOTA The days are numbered for those wavy, auburn-tinged locks beneath the cap of Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon not to mention the coifs of a growing number of players and coaches.
Maddon and Co. will shave their heads Thursday at 11:30 a.m. before a home game with the Philadelphia Phillies as a tribute to children battling cancer. Some 25 players and staff have already signed up for the charity haircut, which will take place on the Charlotte Sports Park boardwalk.
The event will benefit the Pediatric Cancer Center and the Vincent Lecavalier Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorder Centers at All Childrens Hospital. In fact, it was veteran Tampa Bay Lighting star Lecavalier who gave Maddon the idea of having the Rays go bald for the cause something many of the Bolts did last spring with Lecavalier leading the way.
He contacted us through my agent, and we talked to the boys upstairs and we just started putting it together and the idea began to grow, Maddon said Tuesday prior...