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The Nerds head north

Posted May 24, 2012 by Roger Mooney

Updated May 24, 2012 at 07:08 PM

ROGER MOONEY
Elliot Johnson (above) and Joel Peralta (below) displayed their inner nerd this afternoon before boarding the Rays charter flight to Boston.

Joe Maddon thought up the Ken Rosenthal/Nerd road trip theme to raise money for BowTie Cause, a philanthropic initiative started by former NFL linebacker Dhani Jones.

Rosenthal, the Fox baseball reporter, wears a bow tie to raise money for charities.

The BowTie Cause donated $100 per bow tie for 30 ties, raising $3,000 to benefit 18 charities.

Rosenthal, who is in Boston in anticipation of Fox’s broadcast of the Rays-Red Sox on Saturday night, tweeted he will meet the Rays plane and judge the nerdiest Ray.

To see a gallery of the nerdy Rays, click here.

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