Rays manager Joe Maddon likes to have fun, which is his nature. But he also believes that fun leads to his teams being relaxed, and thus, the players are able to perform better.
Maddon tipped his hand on Friday regarding two trips in the works for 2014. One will be a "Woodstock" trip when the team goes to Seattle. Another will be a tuxedo trip to an as-yet-to-be-determined destination.
"I think a tuxedo trip, because that's kind of the antithesis of who we are," said Maddon noting that the team generally dresses in jeans and T shirts. "Definitely insist on jeans and sneakers to accent the tux. So I'm working on a proper date for that. ... I already have mine."