When the Tampa Bay Devil Rays first announced that they were changing their name, many fans, ourselves included, felt betrayed. It was one thing to change the name and the colors. It was something else entirely to change the mascot to sunshine, forcing our beloved fish out of the Trop.
While we have not been as adamant about holding on to the old moniker as some others have been, we still prefer to think of the mascot in terms of the shark’s cousin.
In an effort to reconcile our love of the past and move forward with the team, today we are declaring ourselves RAYSHEADS and ask you to join us.
We have designed a number of T-shirts and opened the Rays Index Store. This is your chance to pledge your allegiance and let everybody know that you are a RAYSHEAD and at the same time support our site (this latter point is important as we try to justify to Mrs. Professor the amount of time we spend working here).
Below are a few examples of the shirts we have to offer. We have included a number of styles for men, women and even one for the new RAYHEADS in your lives.
We also strongly encourage anybody that purchases a T-shirt to send us picture(s) of the shirts in the wild, preferably at The Trop while the Rays are pounding the crap out of the Yankees or the Red Sox. We will post all pictures here on the site and if we get enough we will include a permanent gallery in the sidebar.
Click on any image to be taken directly to the Rays Index store.
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