Rays manager Joe Maddon noted that he would like to see a sellout to accompany Sternberg's gesture.
"Listen, we could totally use a sellout at the Trop, quite frankly," Maddon said. "I don't see why you wouldn't want to come and see this group of guys play."
Maddon noted that this year's team had overcome a lot of obstacles and that the team has a lot of talent, even though a lot of that talent is inexperienced.
"But a lot of it's about intensity and desire and being ready to play on a nightly basis," Maddon said. "All those wonderful attributes you want to attribute to your team. Every manager does. And I think we have all of that. I think we drip with intangibles."