ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. In a season that has frequently veered off course with injuries and inconsistency, one facet of the Tampa Bay Rays game has been right on target.
The man and the moment have become a hands-down hit as in bulls-eye.
Its the pantomime act Tampa Bay fans and teammates have come to love, when closer Fernando Rodney celebrates his latest save by firing an imaginary arrow skyward and pretending to watch it soar toward the heavens.
Even first baseman Carlos Pena has gotten in on the fun now, often trotting over to stand beside Rodney and discuss the flight of the fictional projectile.
Every time I shoot the arrow, he comes over and asks me, Wheres it going? and I say, Oh, I think it go more left side today, Rodney says in his thick Dominican accent.
A Rodneys Archery Club fan following has already sprung up at Tropicana Field, with fans holding signs and building a Twitter following. Rays broadcaster and former big-league first baseman Orestes Destrade has dubb...