In yesterday’s game notes, the Rays noted that Target Field marks the 37th different park the Rays have played in and “the 34th enemy port.” This brings up a couple of interesting questions:

1. Three home parks? The obvious ones are Tropicana Field and the Ballpark at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando. But don’t forget the two-game series the Rays played against the Yankees at the Tokyo Dome in Japan to open the 2004 season. The Rays were technically the “home” team, even though the Yankees wore their famous pinstripes.

2. Thirty-four “enemy ports”? The Rays have played at 27 different major league teams. The have never played at the Dodgers or in Milwaukee. They are also yet to play in the Nationals new ballpark, but did play in old RFK. Of the 27 teams the Rays have faced on the road, seven of those teams have played games in more than one ballpark against the Rays. That list includes the Tigers, Twins, Mets, Yankees, Phillies, Mariners and the Expos/Nationals.

37 Ballparks the Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays have played in

  1. TBD-Ballpark at Disney
  2. TBD-Tokyo Dome
  3. TBD-Tropicana Field
  4. ARI-Chase Field
  5. ATL-Turner Field
  6. BAL-Camden Yards
  7. BOS-Fenway Park
  8. CHC-Wrigley Field
  9. CHW-US Cellular
  10. CIN-Great America Ballpark
  11. CLE-Progressive
  12. COL-Coors Field
  13. DET-Comerica Park
  14. DET-Tiger Stadium
  15. FLA-SunLife Stadium
  16. HOU-Minute Maid Park
  17. KCR-Kauffman Stadium
  18. LAA-Angels Stadium
  19. MIN-Metrodome
  20. MIN-Target Field
  21. MON-Stade Olympic
  22. NYM-Citi Field
  23. NYM-Shea Stadium
  24. NYY-Yankee Stadium
  25. NYY-Replica Yankee Stadium
  26. OAK-Oakland Coliseum
  27. PHI-Citizens Bank
  28. PHI-Veterans Stadium
  29. PIT-PNC Park
  30. SDP-PetCo Park
  31. SEA-Kingdome
  32. SEA-Safeco Field
  33. SFG-PacBell Park
  34. STL-Busch Stadium 3
  35. TEX-Rangers Ballpark
  36. TOR-Rogers Centre
  37. WSN-RFK Stadium

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