When the Rays sold out the tickets for games 1 and 2 of the ALDS, few considered that the games might actually be held in the afternoon. As it is, TBS has the final say, and not surprisingly, they chose to air the Yankees and Twins opening round series in primetime.
Unfortunately for many fans, they are now stuck with tickets to games they cannot attend.
Can anything be done. Maybe, but it is unlikely.
This seems like the perfect opportunity for the cities of Tampa and St. Pete to come together and show joint-support for the Tampa Bay Rays by declaring city half-holidays on Wednesday and Thursday.
It would be an amazing gesture of goodwill between the two cities towards a team they always seem to be passively fighting over. And it would go a long ways to earning some goodwill among the voters. And it would help generate a lot of buzz for a team that sorely needs it.
So c’mon Mayors Pam Iorio and Bill Foster. What could it hurt?