The key to Mallex Smith's four-hit game may have been his upgraded Florida chain necklace
Rays outfielder Mallex Smith had a huge game Monday, collecting four hits, including a double and a triple, against the White Sox. Smith's big day at the plate came on a frigid day in Chicago in which snow entirely covered the field mere hours before first pitch. Smith was born and raised in Tallahassee, Fla., a place where such weather is certainly a little less common than it is in Chicago. Last year, Smith showed off his Florida roots in the form of a chain necklace in the shape of his home state:
Now in his second year in Tampa Bay, it appears that Smith has upgraded his chain necklace to an even bigger version of the Sunshine State:
As Smith mentioned after the game, as a Floridian, he'd much rather be inside when it's this cold:
.@RaysBaseball outfielder Mallex Smith, keeping warm with a face mask, stops by to chat with FOX Sports Sun's @mmargaux8 after Monday's series-opening win over the Chicago White Sox. #RaysUp #MLB pic.twitter.com/zCSIE1ei47- FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) April 9, 2018
Even in the freezing cold, Smith always has a little piece -- or in this case, a considerably large piece -- of sunny Florida close by. Who knows how big it'll be next year?