TAMPA: Pro Baseball Pays Tribute To Orlando Victims With Player Messages & Rainbow Flag [VIDEO]

From the Washington Post:

The Tampa Bay Rays wore “Orlando” patches and Orlando Rays hats to honor the Orlando shooting victims Friday night. (Chris O’Meara/Associated Press)

The Tampa Bay Rays and San Francisco Giants honored the victims of last weekend’s shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub during pride night Friday at Tropicana Field. The Rays sported hats of the Orlando Rays, their Class AA Southern League affiliate from 1999 to 2003. The Rays and Giants both wore “Orlando” patches on their jerseys.

Members of the Rays also wore “We Are Orlando” t-shirts during batting practice, and the team honored the victims of the shooting with a pregame tribute video along with a moment of silence.

The Rays are donating proceeds from Friday’s game to support the victims of the shooting. The ballclub will also auction off signed game-used caps from tonight’s game to benefit the victims.