From XM MLB Chat we get the story of a caller to 1010AM radio in Tampa in which a Rays fan told host Bobby Fenton that he was not allowed to a wear a t-shirt at the Trop last night that said “Red Sox Suck”.
Caller to 1010AM radio in Tampa, big Rays fan, went to game last night, was told by stadium personnel he could not wear the t-shirt. The fan was quite upset, wondered if management even knew this policy was being perpetrated. Said the Rays are very family-oriented and want a kid-friendly atmosphere, hence frowning on controversial t-shirts. 1010 host Bobby Fenton empathized with the fan, who also noted the place was awash in Red Sox fans, huge cheers when Youkilis came to the plate, almost nothing when Evan Longoria came up. Fan would’ve liked to have more Rays’ spirit with inclusion of t-shirt.
So Red Sox fans can say whatever they please, but Rays fans can’t wear a T-shirt that features a word you would probably hear 12 times in every episode of Sesame Street?
Considering our “Buck Foston” shirts are among our best sellers, we are certain those have made numerous appearances at the Trop this season. Has anybody been told they were not allowed to wear the shirt?
And if “Boston Sucks” is so bad, why is THIS GUY, not only admitted to the game, but sitting next to Todd Kalas and getting his shirt on TV?
Tampa Rays fan not allowed to wear “Red Sox suck t-shirt” at Trop [XM MLB Chat]