Tampa Bay Rays’ Joe Maddon: I Dig His Style

Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon with His Auburn Colored Hair Speaks with Media, Port Charlotte, Fla., Feb. 20, 2012
Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon with His Auburn Colored Hair Speaks with Media, Port Charlotte, Fla., Feb. 20, 2012

Wearing boot-cut blue jeans, a pair of Vans, a two-toned blue Rays jersey, dark shades and donning what some called auburn-colored hair at today’s pre-spring training press conference at the Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Fla., there’s no doubt Tampa Bay Rays’ Manager Joe Maddon has some serious style. I’m no expert in fashion or baseball but over the past four years during Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training I’ve observed Mr. Maddon’s constantly evolving look.

Andrew Friedman and Joe Maddon, Tampa Bay Rays Pre-Spring Training Press Conference, Port Charlotte, Fla., Feb. 15, 2011
Andrew Friedman and Joe Maddon, Tampa Bay Rays Pre-Spring Training Press Conference, Port Charlotte, Fla., Feb. 15, 2011

During last year’s pre-spring training press conference he rocked snow-white, spiky hair with white shades (see photo above). At today’s event, one of the reporters asked if he was committed to his current hair color.

Andrew Friedman, Vice President of Baseball Operations, and Joe Maddon, Tampa Bay Rays Pre-Spring Training Press Conference, Port Charlotte, Fla., Feb. 20, 2012
Andrew Friedman, Vice President of Baseball Operations, and Joe Maddon, Tampa Bay Rays Pre-Spring Training Press Conference, Port Charlotte, Fla., Feb. 20, 2012

“What color is it?” Maddon asked.

“Auburn?” the reporter replied after slight hesitation.

After agreeing it was not a rust color (that was last season), Maddon was asked if he needs to check with his wife before making a color change. He replied he does, “whatever Shelby says, I do.”

Shelby is his hairstylist and according to Maddon she’s “very cool chick.”

How cool! Joe Maddon wears Vans!
How cool! Joe Maddon wears Vans!

Apparently Shelby has plans for Maddon’s next hairstyle as he said, “I think it may change over the course of the next month.”

So what do you think? Do you like Joe Maddon’s style?

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Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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