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Friday, May 25, 2012

TBO: Nerdy Rays head north

They’ve outdone themselves with the theme this time.

Joe Maddon thought up the Ken Rosenthal/Nerd road trip theme to raise money for BowTie Cause, a philanthropic initiative started by former NFL linebacker Dhani Jones.

...

Rosenthal, who is in Boston in anticipation of Fox’s broadcast of the Rays-Red Sox on Saturday night, tweeted he will meet the Rays plane and judge the nerdiest Ray.

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Jim Wisinski Posted: May 25, 2012 at 01:52 PM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Enrico Pallazzo Posted: May 25, 2012 at 03:09 PM (#4140189)
They aren't very creative. They're all wearing the same basic thing.

If I were a Ray I'd set myself apart from the group with a TNG-style Command Division uniform, 3-pips for a Commander rank. Neatly trimmed full beard + Trombone.
   2. Shock Posted: May 25, 2012 at 03:26 PM (#4140205)
I have known so, so, so, so, so many nerds in my life.

None of them look like this.
   3. Random Transaction Generator Posted: May 25, 2012 at 03:30 PM (#4140212)
It's like they've confused "nerd" with "hipster".

Like the great tenor/umpire in #1 said, I would have gone in a different direction.
Possibly a LARPing outfit (like this), or even a wizard cloak and hat (while holding a bag of D&D dice).
   4. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 25, 2012 at 03:48 PM (#4140225)
I'd vote for whoever posted at BBTF during the flight. Bonus points if it's a Hall of Merit post that mentions "BWAA2."
   5. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: May 25, 2012 at 03:52 PM (#4140226)
Lose the suspenders, and that's pretty much what Wade and LeBron wear.
   6. Tin Angel Posted: May 25, 2012 at 04:32 PM (#4140264)
Lose the suspenders, and that's pretty much what Wade and LeBron wear.


Or Durant and Westbrook.
   7. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: May 25, 2012 at 05:23 PM (#4140281)
Possibly a LARPing outfit (like this)


You're a bad man.
   8. Random Transaction Generator Posted: May 25, 2012 at 07:59 PM (#4140407)
You're a bad man.


*fist pump*
   9. Tripon Posted: May 25, 2012 at 08:02 PM (#4140418)
All I see are some freaking hipsters man.
   10. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 25, 2012 at 08:19 PM (#4140444)
Madden looks like some 1960's insurance salesman who was trying to dress "mod" to impress the "chicks", but could only find a combination like that in his Greensboro Belk-Leggets. A couple of them look like rejects from a 1990's NYT Magazine fashion ad. But all of them just look like they're having a good time. Too bad they're not flying commercial just to see what kind of a reaction they'd get.
   11. Tripon Posted: May 25, 2012 at 08:24 PM (#4140446)
I do want to know when it became 'chic' to dress up as a nerd.
   12. Brian Posted: May 25, 2012 at 09:28 PM (#4140522)
It's a long season and the travel wears on people. You have to give Madden credit for trying to keep it fun.
   13. A Random 8-Year-Old Eskimo Posted: May 25, 2012 at 09:32 PM (#4140528)
The socks with sandals was a nice touch.
   14. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: May 25, 2012 at 09:47 PM (#4140542)
U DOIN IT RONG

I want this bowtie

I'm a fan of the Rays' traveling outfits. Good, easy way to build camaraderie. Kudos to Joe Maddon.
   15. PreservedFish Posted: May 25, 2012 at 09:55 PM (#4140553)
U DOIN IT RONG


This guy actually looks like a real nerd. Or at least a member of the Young Republicans.
   16. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: May 25, 2012 at 09:59 PM (#4140559)
Young Republicans, yes. But the shades kill the nerd factor.
   17. PreservedFish Posted: May 25, 2012 at 10:07 PM (#4140564)
Oh, I strongly disagree. Nerds can go to the Sunglass Hut too.

And that's why he looks like a real nerd. Nerds do not wear nerd uniforms. They wear mostly dorky clothing, and when they try to integrate non-dorky clothing into their repertoire, it just looks awkward, and somehow even more dorky.

He also has a bit of a cowlick.

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