Do you think the Tampa Bay Rays overreacted with a spokesman saying the team is “disappointed” after punk-pop princess Avril Lavigne unleashed a barrage of “foul language” during a game concert over the holiday weekend? After experiencing a series of dead microphones at the beginning of her Saturday night halftime show, Lavigne reacted to a chorus of boos from the audience by peppering the crowd with the dreaded “F-bomb,” reminding her audience that technical glitches happen during a live concert “at a baseball stadium.”
After the concert, Rays public address announcer Rusty Kath apologized to the crowd of 24,717 â€” many of them families with children â€” who’d shown up at the city’s Tropicana Field for the Rays’ faceoff against the Indians.
“That’s not what the Tampa Bay Rays are about,” Kath said at the time.
Rays spokesperson Ray Vaughn later explained that the team demands profanity-free performances from all of their concert performers and chided the Canadian for her loose tongue.
“The Rays demand profanity-free performances from all of our concert performers and we are extremely disappointed by the language used in last night’s show,” Vaughn said in a statement Sunday. “It is not consistent with the family-friendly atmosphere that Tropicana Field is known for.”