Saturday, March 23, 2013

Photo: Rays teammates make Joel Peralta a funny display on his birthday


Saturday marked the 37th birthday for Tampa Bay Rays veteran reliever Joel Peralta. And you can bet that every member of the Tampa Bay organization knew about it.

Peralta entered the clubhouse this morning to find a colorful display around his locker in celebration of his big day. He can thank his younger teammates and clubhouse staff for the big surprise.

The theme for Peralta's birthday display seemed to revolve around him being "over the hill" by baseball standards. It included a sign that warned nearby onlookers that they were entering a "slow & old zone." The display also included an inflatable walker, and a cane which had an inscription that read "tease me about my age, I'll beat you with my cane."

Apparently, the right-hander promised to follow through on the threat if anyone ever does.

Via MLB Cut4

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