Rays’ James Loney has a Quiet Determination

James Loney is different.

There have been other Rays who have been quiet, who have needed space and kept mostly to themselves, who took what kindly would be called a low-key approach on the field.

But Loney plays with such a sense of calm that manager Joe Maddon went deep into his vast vocabulary to compare him with the similarly-stoic pitcher Jeremy Hellickson in terms of “brachycardia” — an unusually slow heart beat.

Source: Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times