As we discussed last week on Twitter, the Rays will be wearing green caps on St. Patrick’s Day. Here is an image of the cap as provided by the Rays (hat tip to Rays Renegade who first broke the news last week).
This is significant on a couple of levels…
First, this will be the first time since 2007 that the Rays will wear green. It is a tradition for teams to wear green caps (some teams add green jerseys) on St. Patrick’s Day. And this year marks the first spring training the Rays are scheduled to play on St. Patty’s Day since the team traded in their green uniforms for blue. Was it a coincidence that the Rays just happened to be idle on St. Patrick’s Day two years in a row? We think not.
Second, this is the first time since 2006 that the Rays will wear green caps on St. Patrick’s Day. The last time the Rays played on the greatest of all holidays (2007), the Rays became the first big league team to actually wear less green on St. Patrick’s Day as they swapped out their green caps for white as seen below.
That being said, we are glad to see the Rays once again participating in a spring training tradition. And the shamrock is a nice touch.