I missed this on Wednesday, but there was a magnanimous gesture by the Tampa Bay Rays:
Pat Burrell had a pretty good doubleheader.
He flew to Philadelphia on Wednesday morning, received his World Series championship ring with his former Phillies teammates in an emotional on-field ceremony, then took a private jet back to Boston in time to play in his new team's first win of the season.
"For me, and I think for everybody on that team, it was a pretty special thing to be a part of,'' Burrell said. "I'm fortunate I got an opportunity to be there because it very easily could have not worked out.''
There was nothing that said that the Rays had to let Burrell leave the team on a gameday, especially to go celebrate with the club that beat them in the World Series. The fact that they did allow him to go was a classy move on their part, and the fact that Burrell wore a suit to get his ring -- unlike Derek Lowe, who donned another team's uniform to get his in 2005 -- was classy on his part as well.