"I've got a fever…"
Somebody asked for a Happy Hoofers update from yesterday. I had it wrong... it wasn't so much a sock hop as it was a 1940s-style flapper dance. In any event, it was life-altering ... and likely not in a positive way.
I'm a much bigger fan of the Rays' "Defenders of the Game" cartoons, which, if you haven't already, you should check out here.
The Rays also encourage their fans to bring cowbells to the games and urge them on with Will Ferrell-inspired requests for "More Cowbell!"
I'll say this about The Trop, pop maching problems aside. If this team makes the playoffs, this could be a really, really tough place to play. It gets pretty loud in here when there's only 17,000 fans in the seats. Fill it up, get those cowbells going and add in the excitement of October baseball being played in this area for the first time, and it could be quite an atmosphere.
And I'm sure the Happy Hoofers will be very, very excited, as well.