As Rays pitchers and catchers report this Friday in Port Charlotte the thoughts of the off season will fade away for visions of what could be for the 2014 Tampa Bay Rays. However one new face in the Rays clubhouse may have his offseason still atop his mind, and visions gone to the dogs.
New Tampa Bay Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan is now a champion breeder as of the 44 Australian shepherds entered into this year's Westminster Dog Show, his Copperridge What's Your Dream was picked for an early "Best Of Breed Ribbon."
"It's incredible that she went from my No. 1 bed buddy to best of breed at Westminster!!!" Hanigan wrote in a text message to the Associated Press.