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The curious case of Evan Longoria and the miniature dugout toilet

There's a mysterious plastic toilet figurine in the top row of the Rays dugout helmet rack. It bears a "TB" helmet decal and even simulates a flushing sound if you pull on its shiny lever.

Third baseman Evan Longoria placed it there during the team's first homestand, and it's remained ever since:


Longoria won't explain the toilet's significance. "That's a secret," he says. Teammates aren't speaking up, either. We'll keep you posted if the new franchise home run leader drops any hints.