How could this possibly go wrong?
— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) July 3, 2014
It is, of course, right and proper that the Designated Hitter, an abomination unto the Lord, is assigned the number zero.
The Tigers were not amused, however, and blasted Rays pitcher Erik Bedard for six runs on eight hits in two innings, pocketing an 8-1 win at home and dropping Tampa Bay further into the cellar. (Weirdly, the Rays have identical road and home records: they’re 19-25 either way.)
And no, that Squeeze song wouldn’t work: you’d have to send two players into the order twice.