Saturday, May 11, 2013
The Tampa Bay Rays manager tweeted this photo of his meeting Saturday with music legend Kenny Loggins at Tropicana Field.
Old-timers recall the soft-rock duo, Loggins & Messina. Now there's Loggins & Maddon? Kenny Loggins, known for his 1970s and '80s rock classics, was at Tropicana Field on Saturday, kicking off the Rays Summer Concert Series. Manager Joe Maddon tweeted a photo, and he looks, well, a little starstruck as he poses with Loggins. Kenny seems to have scored a free Rays shirt! .
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
J.A. Happ has been upgraded from fair to good condition after being hit with a line drive in the face during Tuesday night's game against the Rays.
Tuesday night's Tampa Bay Rays game against the Toronto Blue Jays turned scary when a line drive off the bat of Desmond Jennings struck Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ in the face in the second inning. Happ fell to the turf at Tropicana Field and held his hands over his face while teammates and trainers rushed to the mound. For more than six minutes, Happ was face down on the turf before team trainers and EMS carted him off the field and to Bayfront Medical Center. Happ was conscious throughout the duration of the incident and briefly waved to the fans while leaving the field. Wednesday, the St. Petersburg hospital announced Happ was upgraded from fair to good condition. The pitcher also released a statement: "I'm in good spirits. I …
Monday, April 29, 2013
This Twitter pic has been retweeted 481 times and counting. Lucky for this reporter, the baseball whizzed by her head.
This oddball photo tweeted by Kelly Nash, a Tampa Bay Rays reporter for Sun Sports, was ricocheting around social media Monday. Nash was reporting from Boston's Fenway Park, when she took this "selfie" up in the bleachers. She had no idea a baseball would go whizzing by her head, a near miss. Only later did she look at the phone and notice that she nearly got beaned by a baseball during weekend batting practice, according to AwfulAnnouncing.com. The odds for Nash to take a photo just as a baseball goes sailing by are quite high – and the talk on sports radio and social media. "I laughed pretty hard when I saw such a surreal picture that I had no idea I took," Nash told FoxSports Florida. "I thought, you have got to be kidding me, maybe …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Hundreds of the people and their dogs enjoyed Sunday's Bark in the Park.
Hundreds of people and their dogs enjoyed Sunday's Bark in the Park at Tropicana Field. Dogs of all shapes and sizes filled the tbt* Party Deck for an afternoon of baseball and fun as the Tampa Bay Rays took on the Oakland Athletics April 21. Sunday's Bark in the Park which debuted at Tropicana Field last season was the first of three planned for this season. All dogs in attendance received their own Rays collar. The next doggy day at the ballpark is June 16. Please add your Bark in the Park photos to this gallery. Just click the upload photo and videos button.
Friday, April 19, 2013
What are you doing this weekend, St. Pete?
1. Rays vs. Oakland Athletics After a lengthily road trip, the Tampa Bay Rays will finally be back at Tropicana Field this weekend to take on the Oakland Athletics. The games on Friday and Saturday start at 7:10 p.m. and Sunday at 1:40 p.m. On Saturday, the first 15,000 fans will receive a MLB Network drawstring bag. On Sunday, while supplies last, children 14 and under will receive an Astro the Dog bobblehead. 2. Record Store Day For the 6th straight year, record stores across the country will be celebrating Record Store Day. In St. Pete you can get your hands on limited release albums at Daddy Kool records starting at 7 a.m. and Bananas Music at 9 a.m. 3. Tampa Bay Rowdies Soccer and the Tampa Bay Rowdies return to Al Lang Stadium …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Share your photos from the sold out Tampa Bay Rays 2013 season opener.
The Tampa Bay Rays 2013 season opener is sold out at The Tropicana Field!
Let's Play Ball! The Tampa Bay Rays face off against the Baltimore Orioles at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 in St. Petersburg. Are you going to the game? According to local media, opening day tickets are sold out; however, there are still tickets available for Wednesday's and Thursday's games at The Tropicana Field. The Rays' opening day roster has been set. Check it out on the team's official website. Street Party Everyone is invited to celebrate at a street party and rally at Ferg's, 1320 Central Ave., from noon to 3 p.m. The street party will feature live country music from the Troy Duncan Band and Top 40 hits from Sunburn, kids' games, giveaways, ballpark-style food and more. Mayor Bill Foster and Petey, St. Petersburg's First Puppy, …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Everyone's invited to celebrate with a street party and rally as the Tampa Bay Rays open baseball's regular season against Baltimore on Tuesday, April 2.
Everyone's invited to celebrate with a street party and rally as the Tampa Bay Rays open baseball's regular season against Baltimore on Tuesday, April 2. The party will be held in front of Ferg's, 1320 Central Ave., from noon to 3 p.m. Fans on their way to the game can get pumped with live country-rock music from the Troy Duncan Band or Top 40 hits from Sunburn, along with beads, giveaways, kids' games, and sports merchandise for sale. Mayor Bill Foster and Petey, St. Petersburg's First Puppy, will make special appearances, along with Miss St. Petersburg and other local titleholders and sports radio personalities who will broadcast live from the event. Even if you can't make the game, join in the Opening Day celebration with a visit over …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Learn some self-defense tips and then watch as the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Cleveland Indians April 7. Purchase tickets by March 29.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Opening Day is one week away. What do you think of new feel-good promotion?
Opening Day for the Tampa Bay Rays is one week away, with the first pitch to be thrown on April 2nd. What do you think of this feel-good ad that the Rays just released?