The Rays dedicated last night’s Pride Night in St. Petersburg to victims and survivors of the Pulse shooting in Orlando, and the team’s pledge to donate all proceeds to charity resulted in a paid attendance of 40,135—the most to attend a regular season game since the 2006 home opener.
Sometimes, baseballs get put out to pasture gently, getting tossed to a fan then spending the rest of their life on a shelf or something. However, not all baseballs are so lucky. Some meet much more violent ends, like this one that Corey Dickerson smashed the daylights out of.
Last night’s game in St. Petersburg featured a lengthy delay as a 63-year-old woman was stretchered out of the stadium after being struck in the eye by a foul ball that found its way through a gap in the safety netting.
The Tampa Bay Rays still have dumb catwalks at the top of their dumb stadium, and they still occasionally wreak havoc on high fly balls. During last night’s game against the Indians, one catwalk prevented shortstop Francisco Lindor from catching a foul ball with two outs in the ninth inning.
Baseball’s controversial new Chase Utley Rule was implemented for the first (update: second) time in a game tonight, and it could not have come at a more crucial juncture. Down by a run with the bases loaded and one out in the top of the ninth, Edwin Encarnacion slapped a grounder to third. Logan Forsythe tagged…
I wanted to be grouchy about MLB scheduling three games yesterday, because I’m one of those extremely cool guys who believes Opening Day should be on a Monday and every team should play. And yet, it was hard to be in a bad mood while watching 24-year-old Marcus Stroman dice up the Rays.
The Tampa Bay Rays got back from their historic trip to Cuba on Wednesday morning, and after a bit of a travel delay, returned to baseball as usual that evening. Last night, during the seventh inning of their game against the Pirates, an older fan reportedly ran onto the field in Bradenton, cursed at them in Spanish,…
Remember back in 2011 when Dan Johnson hit one of the most dramatic home runs of the century against the Yankees, to send the Tampa Bay Rays to the playoffs on the last day of the season? Here’s a refresher.
The Rays haven’t had a great season. They’ll finish with a losing record, even after they most likely beat the Blue Jays today. Remarkably, Tampa Bay went the first 161 games never hitting a grand slam, despite 142 plate appearances with the bases loaded. That changed today when Joey Butler went deep off of Mark…
Consider this friendly exchange between Jose Fernandez and Evan Longoria a change of pace from Jonathan Papelbon’s Fightin’ Around The League tour. The Rays third baseman absolutely socked an offering from the Marlins pitcher in the first inning of Thursday’s game, and in the next inning, Fernandez joked about it.
You don’t need MLB’s Statcast to understand that this is a great throw from Rays’ center fielder Kevin Kiermaier; that much is apparent by the ease with which he throws out the foolish runner. But it is pretty cool to see that his throw clocked in at 100.4 MPH—a speed that only a dozen or so pitchers hit—while being…
Josh Donaldson’s solo home run gave the Blue Jays a walkoff win over the Rays Sunday, and that’s lovely, but let’s talk about Ben Revere’s water-dumping skills. The outfielder was so excited about the opportunity to dump the jug on his teammates that he totally fucked it up.
Brandon Martin, who played three years in the Tampa Bay organization after being taken by the Rays in the first round of the 2011 draft, is in custody tonight on charges of double murder.
Manny Machado can be forgiven for believing he had a sure thing leadoff home run, but Kevin Kiermaier’s Vince Carter-like ups and impeccable timing insisted otherwise.
Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie was relaxing in the bullpen over the weekend series with the Rays, so he started a competition with one of the Tampa Bay ballboys to see who could wrangle more foul balls. The ballboy won two out of three, but Guthrie hustled in Sunday’s game.
As Rays catcher Curt Casali rounded the bases Tuesday night for his 10th home run of the season, his hamstring tightened up. Anyone watching the game witnessed a man limp around the bases in pain while trying not to appear like he was pimping his homer.
Look, I’m as shocked as you are. It’s August 7, 2015, and we are presenting video of a Grady Sizemore highlight. That hasn’t happened in these pages in more than nine years!
In his second game since being called up by the Rays, 2012 first-round pick Richie Shaffer went deep for his first big-league home run. The power-hitting 24-year-old should have plenty more home runs to come, but you only get one first. So when Shaffer got back to the dugout, his teammates made sure to greet him with…
Ronald Belisario was just trying to walk Michael Brantley to set up a potential double play when things went horribly, horribly wrong: