Proving again the adage that warped minds think alike, I have begun my spring training tour.
At yesterday’s Spring Training Media Day, Commissioner Rob Manfred met with the media in Florida, the most superior spring training location because I say so and I live there.
It’s last week’s news, but we never discussed it here: MLB’s lastest attempt to separate you from your money with Spring Training uniform and cap redesigns. Nevertheless, it is a reminder that Spring Training is almost here. I don’t know if you noticed, but it’s February. Our long national nightmare is soon over. No, not the…… Continue reading MLB Wants Your $$$ – Alternate Spring Training Jerseys and Caps
Fantastic news to report for the future of major league baseball in the Tampa Bay area and the Rays. The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that the St. Petersburg City Council voted 5-3 to allow the Rays to break their lease and look for stadium in Hillsborough County. As the article states, this was a…… Continue reading St. Pete Resolution Passes: Rays May Break Formerly Unbreakable Lease
The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that the city of St. Petersburg has released a new proposal for the Rays to get out of their lease so I can stop having nightmares about Tropicana Field and we can all stop having moments like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6mIGDJ8z2Q There’s going to be a vote on it next week.…… Continue reading Rays,St. Pete Inch Towards Agreement
I waited for a few days to write this piece because I wanted to process my thoughts and feelings. As most of you are aware, I am a Rays fan but I do try to be objective in my analysis. I may not always succeed, but I try. I have no doubt many of you…… Continue reading Ruminations on the Chapman Trade
Traditionalists will not like this, but the wave of the future could be starting pitchers going fewer innings than they currently do. MLB.com columnist Mike Petriello presents a very compelling argument in favor of this titled Game changers: No more starter or reliever labels. Check it out. As most of you are aware, for most starting…… Continue reading Pitching By Committee-no more starters?
I initially became aware of this thanks to our old friends at the Site Formerly Known As HBT. MLB.com confirms that there may be an exhibition game in Cuba this spring, and if that game happens, the winners in the lottery to play the game are the Tampa Bay Rays. The Tampa Bay area is…… Continue reading Rays Win Lottery for Possible Exhibition Game in Cuba
Hot Stove! Don’t touch!
Hands off, Epstein.
Finally, some kinda sorta positive news for the Tampa Bay Rays on the stadium front. The St. Petersburg City Council, which in the past has vetoed all measures to allow the Rays to look at stadium sites outside of St. Petersburg, has approved a proposal which would allow the Rays to look outside of city…… Continue reading St. Pete City Council Approves Measure Allowing Rays to Look Around
Last night in Tampa Bay, there are reports that a pitcher by the name of Jose Fernandez sent a fastball down the middle of the plate. Said pitch was promptly hit by the batter, Evan Longoria, approximately 400 feet for a home run. The pitcher shocked the baseball world by not plunking the next batter,…… Continue reading Jose Fernandez Does Not Play The Right Way*
Yesterday, while attending a diversity symposium in NYC, Westchester resident, Brooklyn native, and Rays owner Stu Sternberg had this to say about the Mets: “As a Mets fan growing up and all, it’s wonderful to be here in September when things really do matter, and it’s a very exciting time to be a Mets fan.…… Continue reading Stu Sternberg, Rays Owner, Still a Mets Fan
“Excuse me David…”
UPDATE: The MLB and the Rays are not in love with this idea either. The Braves are hot garbage right now, so this may be appropriate. Source: Gary Sheffield wants to move Braves spring training to a landfill site