Rays Beat Red Sox On Walkoff Homer, And Apparently Some Boston Fan Took A Live Ray From The Fish Tank And Threw It [Update: No Rays Thrown]

  • Rick Chandler

Tampa Bay is still afloat in their series with Boston; one of the cownose rays in the fish tank beyond the center field wall at Tropicana Field, however, was not. According to some Twitter reports, at some point during the game a Red Sox fan removed one of the rays from the tank “and threw it.” Dude … WTF.

As if to dispense some cosmic justice, Tampa Bay then won the game with two out in the in the bottom of the ninth when Jose Lobaton hit a solo home run into the fish tank. The 5-4 win staved off elimination, and Tampa, down 2-1, meets Boston again on Tuesday at Tropicana.

Still looking for verification on the ray-tossing incident.

[Update: The ray-throwing rumor was false. That’s the Internet for you. We’re just glad nobody or no animal was hurt in the making of this baseball game.]