Say what you want about the Tampa Bay Rays and their antiseptic stadium, the entire organization, from the players all the way up to management and the front office, those guys sure know how to have fun.
When the Rays players aren’t wearing gladiator helmets in the dugout and the organization isn’t booking the Go-Gos for their summer concert series or coming up with nightmare fuel promotional items or introducing bizarre new mascots, they apparently spend a little bit of time during the long lead-up to game time by coming up with wacky superhero counterparts for the players.
When the Rays lineup card was posted for Tuesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, it showed the superhero aliases for each member of the starting lineup. Most of them are all well and good, but a few things:
All in all, a pretty solid superhero lineup, although I’d have liked to seen some more creative choices featuring more obscure characters. How about Beast or Nightcrawler, even? Or better yet, Sub-Mariner? You know, the whole ocean thing again.