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Rays Remind Us In Motivational Video That “Better Is Earned”

Former WWE champion Drew McIntyre narrates the Tampa Bay Rays motivational video released Tuesday on social media (screenshot: Instagram/raysbaseball)

With the 2021 regular season nearly upon us, the Tampa Bay Rays have released their latest motivational video on social media.

Narrated by former two-time WWE Champion and St. Petersburg resident Drew McIntyre, it shows players like Tyler Glasnow, Willy Adames, and Brandon Lowe training, and game footage of Mike Brosseau‘s home run off Aroldis Chapman, Randy Arozarena‘s incredible postseason run, and Brett Phillips walk-off hit in Game 4 of the World Series.  McIntrye points out how the experts discounted the team over the past few seasons.

“Good,” McIntryre says in the video, wearing a Rays jersey while standing inside the WWE ring at Tropicana Field, which has hosted the ThunderDome set the last four months.  “They prefer it though, because while you sleep on them, they get better.”

The nearly two-minute video continues to mention how many continue to discount what the team is doing, but for those inside the clubhouse, it’s about continuing to succeed.

“Winning doesn’t get decided by the fans, by experts, by the media,”  McIntyre says.  “Being better isn’t for sale.  IT…IS…EARNED.”

Watch the full video below!

 

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Steve Carney is the founder and publisher of St. Pete Nine. One of the people most associated with baseball coverage in Tampa Bay, he spent 13 seasons covering the Rays for flagship radio station WDAE, first as producer of Rays Radio broadcasts, then as beat reporter beginning in 2011. He likes new analytics and aged bourbon, and is the owner of one of the ugliest knuckleballs ever witnessed by baseball scouts.

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