You might remember Amelia Lamoscatella. She's the one who caught two foul balls after getting hit in the face with one - all in a single inning. Joe Maddon rightly gave her props for sticking in there after the smack.
The incredible feat landed her a spot on the CBS morning show, complete with a misspelling of her name on the web copy, and morning show host Harry Smith calling the team the "Devil Rays" - not once, but TWICE (he's a Yankee fan, so go figure). Lamoscatella is way too classy to correct Smith, but she made sure to call 'em by their proper name.
Smith presented a gift bag from the Rays, including a baseball autographed by the entire team, and four tickets to last night's game against the Yankees.
In return, Lamoscatella gave Smith a baseball from Joe Maddon. He showed his appreciation by saying he would bury it underneath his Yankee stuff. Yep. (Watch the entire video below.)
Lamoscatella, on the other hand, is a class act, a great Tampa Bay Rays fan, and a wonderful example of the fans we have here in the Tampa Bay area. That's why Amelia Lamoscatella is the inaugural SB Nation Tampa Bay fan of the week!
We are always on the lookout for Tampa Bay's most outrageous, outspoken, excitable, and enthusiastic fans. If you know of anyone who fits the description, snap a photo, tell us what makes them such a great fan of our local teams, and send it to us at TampaBay@sbnation.com.