Twins third baseman Miguel Sano earned a dubious honor today, becoming the first player to ever hit the roof of the Tampa Bay Rays stadium in fair territory:
An idiot ran onto the field during tonight’s Orioles-Rays game at Tropicana Field just to shake Desmond Jennings’s hand. But who cares about that, what really matters is that the idiot got away! Look at this dude lazily flop over the outfield wall!
A trio of pigeons hung out in the infield of Tropicana Field during tonight's Royals-Rays game. They thought they owned the place, strutting around and bobbing their heads with no regard for the baseball going on.
I know we are, by definition, dealing with idiots but I just can't find the benefit in stripping down to your skivvies before taking off for such a no-doubt-about-it losing situation. Especially when the surface is artificial turf.
Last night's series-ending Red Sox-Rays bout in St. Pete featured a literal "wicked pissah," a man whom I watched with my own eyes pee in the stands and be escorted out of the stadium for the evil act of public micturition.
There are myriad ways to earn ejection from a major league ballpark, and most of them are punctuated by overconsumption of alcohol. That appears to be the cause of this incident from Saturday's Red Sox-Rays game in St. Pete, as a Red Sox fan quickly found herself parked outside after a bizarre interlude Rays fan…
During a game against the Marlins two weekends ago, a Rays fan visiting from the Florida panhandle felt something strike his leg. It hit so hard, he thought it was a foul ball. But another fan nearby rooted around on the ground and came up with a bullet.
The big debate in the Tampa Bay area: could the cowbell fad, still going strong at Rays games, actually be keeping fans away? Or could it be a horrible stadium, stingy management, and lovely weather? Nah, cowbells. [St. Pete Times]
Because it's St. Pete, and it's always 70 degrees and gorgeous, no one wants to go to a Rays game on a Friday evening. That's all changing, as the team plans to turn the Trop into a "baseball nightclub."