This gameday open thread will have two parts and it is all user-generated…

  • Up until first pitch, use the comments section to predict who you think will be the Sunburst Player of the Game. (be sure to use a valid email address while leaving the comment). The commenter that correctly predicts who we will name the Sunburst Player of the Game the most times prior to the all-star game, will win two tickets to a second-half game. Runners-up get their choice of a t-shirt. [Click HERE for rules]
  • Once the game starts, the GBT open thread will be your thoughts during the game of what you think are The Good, The Bad and/or The Telling moments of the game.




  1. Martin B says:


    Lets see if I get my first one of the year right.

    • Paul says:

      I’ve picked Kaz as my ‘surprise’ of the year on a Rays forum. I think he’s gonna pick up from where he left off in Boston.

  2. Jim says:


  3. Brett says:

    Sunburst POG: Evan Longoria….I know it’s pretty common

  4. Andy Kline says:

    Longoria. AL player of the week

  5. Charles says:

    I’m going with Bossman Jr. in his first game back for SPOTG.

  6. cougar says:

    can i pick the crowd to give a rawrr to boost the team?

    ok if not….i dont see how i cant pick dirtbag

  7. WiNKy says:

    Scotty Kazmir

  8. Jsess says:

    I’m gonna go with El Gato… A bomb and a 2 bagger

  9. KillaTapes says:

    B.J. startin’ off hot

  10. MSfollower says:


  11. Charles says:

    How was the banner-raising ceremony?

    ooooh, double-steal!

  12. Scot says:

    Gross is always hitting late on pitches. However, he appears to be very careful with the strike zone.

    It was nice to see Pena hit something more up the middle. (Ok it was in the gap, but at least it wasn’t a total pull.)

  13. Scot says:

    Oh, just to remind everyone, according to BP’s calculations, the Rays lost 23 runs last year on base running mistakes.

  14. Jsess says:

    Call me Mr. Cleo!… Pena’s the man

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