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Watching a few of the O's vs Rays games on MLB.tv with the Rays broadcasters doing the game.... I often saw marketing slogans built around the new name "Rays" where it was pertaining to sunshine. I thought this was interesting as not only did they change their name, they changed the context with which it would be used..... However... I happened to notice on the Sleeve of their uniform last night a "Devil Ray, or Sting Ray or Manta Ray" logo. So I suppose now I am totally confused.

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They are doing away with the whole biological devil ray thing.

It will culminate during a summer solstice ritual. Seminole priests will chant incantations while the Tropicana Dome is opened for the first time. To symbolize the change, team technicians will focus a giant concave mirror on a tied-down "Raymond the Ray" until he bursts into flames. As he burns alive, they will formally transfer the meaning of "Rays" to sunbeams. The entire team will feast on Raymond's charred remains. Maddon will eat the heart. And the ray tank in center field will be drained, the fish beaten to death with bats, and a new structure put in place that will project a blinding light used during the visiting team's at bats.

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They are doing away with the whole biological devil ray thing.

It will culminate during a summer solstice ritual. Seminole priests will chant incantations while the Tropicana Dome is opened for the first time. To symbolize the change, team technicians will focus a giant concave mirror on a tied-down "Raymond the Ray" until he bursts into flames. As he burns alive, they will formally transfer the meaning of "Rays" to sunbeams. The entire team will feast on Raymond's charred remains. Maddon will eat the heart. And the ray tank in center field will be drained, the fish beaten to death with bats, and a new structure put in place that will project a blinding light used during the visiting team's at bats.

I have been rendered speechless. And that does not happen often. :)

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They are doing away with the whole biological devil ray thing.

It will culminate during a summer solstice ritual. Seminole priests will chant incantations while the Tropicana Dome is opened for the first time. To symbolize the change, team technicians will focus a giant concave mirror on a tied-down "Raymond the Ray" until he bursts into flames. As he burns alive, they will formally transfer the meaning of "Rays" to sunbeams. The entire team will feast on Raymond's charred remains. Maddon will eat the heart. And the ray tank in center field will be drained, the fish beaten to death with bats, and a new structure put in place that will project a blinding light used during the visiting team's at bats.

This is possibly, nay probably, the finest post I have ever read.

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They are doing away with the whole biological devil ray thing.

It will culminate during a summer solstice ritual. Seminole priests will chant incantations while the Tropicana Dome is opened for the first time. To symbolize the change, team technicians will focus a giant concave mirror on a tied-down "Raymond the Ray" until he bursts into flames. As he burns alive, they will formally transfer the meaning of "Rays" to sunbeams. The entire team will feast on Raymond's charred remains. Maddon will eat the heart. And the ray tank in center field will be drained, the fish beaten to death with bats, and a new structure put in place that will project a blinding light used during the visiting team's at bats.

Funny stuff :)

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