'Zorilla' takes out full-page ad thanking the Rays and their fans for nine great seasons
Zobrist takes out ad thanking Rays, fans
Ben Zobrist has played his entire Major League career with the Rays. Since getting the call as a 25-year-old shortstop, Zobrist -- *Ace Ventura-style inhale* -- made two All-Star teams, earned MVP votes in three seasons, posted two 8+ WAR seasons, started playing the outfield ... and first base ... and second base ... and third base and helped the Rays to their first World Series appearance in franchise history.
That wonderful marriage ended this offseason when Zobrist and Yunel Escobar were dealt to the Athletics for catcher John Jaso, prospects Boog Powell and Daniel Robertson and cash considerations. Though Zobrist is basically the poster boy for Billy Beane's do-everything-slightly-better-than-most mantra, it's his time with the Rays that has inspired a full-page spread.
Zobrist and his wife took out a full-page ad in Sunday's Tampa Bay Times thanking the Rays organization and its fans for all of their support over the past nine years.
Ben Zobrist and his wife, Julianna, took out an ad in today's Tampa Bay Times. pic.twitter.com/YEejVA5W7j- Andrew Astleford (@aastleford) January 18, 2015