Tagged: ‘MLB’

St. Petersburgh Gives Rays Limited Fan Support and Little Options
January 29th, 2013 at 8:55 PM
Despite recent revelations that could be interpreted to the contrary, Tampa Bay Rays owner Stu Sternberg remains committed to keeping Major League Baseballin the region. Speaking to the Hillsborough County and Pinellas County commissions in a span of a week, Sternberg reasserted that the team’s current home ball park,Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, prevents it from...

Are the Rays’ Days in St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay Area Numbered?
October 28th, 2012 at 11:11 PM
When Wilson Alvarez threw the first pitch in the dirt during the 1998 opener between the visiting Detroit Tigers and the expansion Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Tropicana Field was perhaps already antiquated. Construction on the dome began in November 1986 with the intention of luring an existing major league team. Less...

Joe Buck Misinterprets Tropicana Field Facts to National Audience
October 28th, 2012 at 9:31 PM
As the San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford was preparing to lead off the top of the third inning of the 2012 World Series' fourth game, Fox Sports flashed a 1992 photo of a 5-year-old Crawford stationed by a sign at Candlestick Park compelling then-National League president Bill White to keep...

Tampa Bay Rays to Face Adversity Early in 2013
October 15th, 2012 at 2:01 PM
While no team has ever won the pennant over the first month of the season, plenty have fallen out of contention during this crucial time. The Tampa Bay Rays will hope to avoid the fate of the countless clubs in the latter category during the 2013 season, but the schedule could...

A-Ball Affiliate of Tampa Bay Rays Wins Championship
September 14th, 2012 at 1:58 PM
A four-run first inning propelled the host Hudson Valley Renegades to an 8–3 victory over the Tri-City ValleyCats in the final game of the 2012 New York-Penn League Championship Series. The Sept. 13 win brought the league championship to the Tampa Bay Rays’ Short-Season A affiliate for the first time since...