Tropicana Field, Part Do? Tampa Bay’s Tug-Of-War continues

My mother and I moved to Tampa when I was 12 years old.  It was a lot like when Daniel LaRusso and his mom moved from New Jersey to Reseda except I didn’t have a magical karate coach and I Continue reading

Progress: No longer trapped at the Trop, Rays free to look for new home

There’s a Major League Baseball stadium that nobody goes to.  It’s about 38 miles from my house. A pretty good and consistently competitive baseball team plays there.  That team is the Tampa Bay Rays.  That stadium is Tropicana Field. 38 Continue reading

Anything is possible… unless it’s not: Rays’ roster now regrettably unrecognizable

“Anything is possible!” In 2008, Kevin Garnett shouted those words minutes after winning his first and only title as an NBA big man.  Earlier that season, he and Ray Allen defected from their franchises to join Paul Pierce and others Continue reading

Chumpservations, Vol. 33: Timothy, Marshawn, Jameis, Giancarlo, William and the cure to end attendance woes

I woke up from a blissful slumber the other afternoon to find an online headline that read…  “Tim Tebow Caught In Controversial Photo.” My imagination raced. Could the saintly Tim Tebow have posed nude for someone back in his Gainesville Continue reading

Parting thoughts on Price

This time around was different. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost big name players in the past, faces of the franchise, players their fan base had come to know and love.  Scott Kazmir, Matt Garza and James Shields were all Continue reading

Future of the Rays? Price-less.

Can you feel it, Rays fans? You know it’s coming; your clock is starting to tick louder and louder. It’s bad enough you have to live with the fact that your stadium, your attendance figures, your payroll and your team’s Continue reading

One fan’s internal struggle: When is it okay to switch allegiances?

Funny things happen when you grow up a sports fan. In our misspent youth, we randomly cheer for players or teams without giving it a second thought. 

Bud Selig cares not about baseball fans and I have proof

I have a beef with the Commissioner. Not Commissioner Stern.  Not Commissioner Goodell.  This time around it’s the man, the myth, the-soon-to-be-retired-but-it-can’t-come-soon-enough Commissioner Selig.

Rays in, Sox out, miracles never cease

Wednesday afternoon, 161 games into the Major League season with only one remaining, I was psyched at the possibility of attending a one-game playoff between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.