Saturday, April 20, 2013

Photo: Joe Maddon, Rays hire disc jockey to play jams in clubhouse

There is nothing better than a little pre-game music to jazz up the mood.

Just ask the Tampa Bay Rays, who hired a disc jockey, DJ Fresh to be precise, to crank up the jams prior to their game against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday. The photo (seen above) shows him spinning tracks in the middle of the Rays' locker room.

Right on, Tampa.

"Whatever allows these guys to relax and permits them to play to the best of their abilities…I'm for it," said Rays manager Joe Maddon.

Apparently, the use of motivational melodies worked. It wasn't pretty, and it wasn't exciting, but Maddon's bunch pulled out an old fashioned, 1-0, victory over the A's at Tropicana Field. Rays pitchers allowed just three hits and one walk in the affair.

Via MLB Cut4