Published October 08, 2013
Jose Lobaton's home run on Monday night created quite a splash.
The backup catcher's homer in the bottom of the ninth to give Tampa Bay a dramatic 5-4 win over Boston in walk-off fashion had a little extra sting to it.
The home run ball landed in the Rays outfield touch tank, which holds 20 Cownose Rays.
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This is reportedly only the third home run ball to ever land in the tank. And more notably, it's the first ever by a Rays player.
As Ken Rosenthal explains , the Rays, since the opening of the tank in 2007, had pledged a $10,000 donation for any home run one of their players hit into the 35-foot, 10,000 gallon container -- $5,000 to the Florida Aquarium, which operates the tank, and $5,000 to a charity of the player's choice.
Lobaton's long ball forced a Game 4 between the Rays and Red Sox.
It's probably a good thing the Rays didn't take a page out of the Dodgers book when it comes to aquatic celebrations.