This time around, it's the "Ken Rosenthal/nerd theme," according to a Tweet from Maddon. Players and team personnel have donned bow ties like Rosenthal, the Fox Sports baseball reporter, and other geeked-out attire. Previous themes have been letterman sweaters, minimalist, and all sorts of costumes.
Here's an example, from Dave Haller, the team's director of communications:
Heading for Boston. The guys are digging the nerd theme. The ties represent 18 different charities. yfrog.com/h7j48jej— Joe Maddon (@RaysJoeMaddon) May 24, 2012
Maddon said (on Twitter, of course) his granddaughter was the inspiration for the theme.
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The main contributors to The Buzz are:
- Steve Silva, Boston.com senior sports producer
- Gary Dzen, Boston.com senior sports producer
- Zuri Berry, Boston.com sports producer