• As the Rays spent Cinco de Mayo in Colorado, Maddon cranked up the volume on Linda Ronstadt's "Canciones De Mi Padre," her Spanish-language recording of traditional Mexican folk songs.
Earlier in the morning, Maddon's playlist found John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High" competing with a clubhouse selection of Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice." But lest anyone think Maddon was skewing toward his past as a Boulder Collegians semi-pro player, he coupled the Denver classic with Elton John's "Funeral for a Friend," perhaps sending a message from the manager's office.
Maddon's commemorative gnome also played a part in the celebration, hoping to improve the team's 4-5 record since the Rays gave away Maddon garden gnomes April 24.
"He came in with a sombrero on today, and I took that as a good sign," Maddon said. "A little bit of a mustache was dripping from some enchilada."
Owen Perkins is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.