PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Several Rays took time on Friday to go to Tropicana Field to check out the hitting background provided by the new Batter's Eye in center field.
"It's nice -- it's going to be fine," Longoria said. "It's a little bit different than what we're used to. But I love the concept. I think it's going to make the stadium much more accessible to the fans. The actual hitting area, I think, is going to be perfect."
Maddon added: "Apparently everything went well. I'm curious to see it, but there were no complaints."
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.