Rays Notes: Penguins in the Clubhouse!

By Robbie Knopf

Joe Maddon will stop on nothing to loosen the atmosphere in the clubhouse. The latest chapter: penguins.

Unbelievable. Incredibly cute and extremely fun, and the Rays had to love that. Joe Maddon even was willing to give up his manager seat!

Jeremy Hellickson said last week when it was Bark at the Park at Tropicana Field that if he had a pet, he would want it to be a penguin. Did that give Maddon the idea? In event, Maddon is easily the funnest and most creative manager in baseball, and you have to love all the things he does to create a relaxed atmosphere on his team.