New Stadium

  • The simple reason why a Rays stadium in Oldsmar is not nearly as enticing as it may sound

    The simple reason why a Rays stadium in Oldsmar is not nearly as enticing as it may sound

    April 18, 2016 at 1:30 pm 6 comments

    In the never-ending efforts to find a plot of land in the Tampa Bay area for a new stadium that can make everybody happy, The Tampa Bay Times, brings us a column titled, “Could hunt for stadium lead Tampa Bay Rays to … Oldsmar?” Oldmar? Well, that’s an interesting new […]

     
  • This is the best sign yet that Major League Baseball will never leave the Tampa-St. Pete area

    This is the best sign yet that Major League Baseball will never leave the Tampa-St. Pete area

    March 1, 2016 at 2:38 pm 6 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays are about to embark on yet another season with poor attendance and countless national news stories about how they should move to Montreal. However, we now have yet another good sign that Major League Baseball is going to be in the Bay Area for a long time. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    December 28, 2015 at 8:38 am 7 comments

    A few odds and ends to start off the last week of 2015… John Jaso has signed a 2-year deal with the Pirates to be their first baseman. Brandon Gomes has signed a minor league deal with the Cubs. Only 40% of Bay Area residents surveyed say they care “a lot” about […]

     
  • Rob Manfred comments on Rays’ stadium mess, continues to sound more optimistic than Bud Selig

    Rob Manfred comments on Rays’ stadium mess, continues to sound more optimistic than Bud Selig

    November 10, 2015 at 2:35 pm 3 comments

    Commissioner Rob Manfred is in the area this week. On Monday he attended a ground-breaking ceremony for the Astros’ and Nationals’ new spring training ballpark in West Palm Beach. While there, Manfred was asked the Rays’ quest for a new stadium. Manfred’s answer is pretty much consistent with what he has […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    September 25, 2015 at 11:09 am 4 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 4, Red Sox 2 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Evan Longoria hit his 20th home run and it was a bomb. ESPN gave it a “true distance” of […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    June 23, 2015 at 7:27 am 5 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Blue Jays 8, RAYS 5 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Steve Geltz has now retired 28 batters in a row, a reliever’s perfect game…Kevin Kiermaier is so fun to […]

     
  • ESPN writer explains why the threat of moving the Rays to Montreal is real

    ESPN writer explains why the threat of moving the Rays to Montreal is real

    June 15, 2015 at 12:12 pm 11 comments

    Howard Bryant of ESPN.com wrote about the future of Major League Baseball in Montreal and of course the Tampa Bay Rays were brought up. But unlike most in the national media, Bryant is one writer who has always had a clear sense of what is going on in the Bay […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    April 7, 2015 at 7:45 am 15 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Orioles 6, RAYS 2 (boxscore) THE GOOD: The Rays retired Don Zimmer‘s No. 66. The ceremony included a great video tribute and had Evan Longoria present Zim’s widow with a framed […]

     
  • The season hasn’t even started and the national media is already crapping on Rays fans

    The season hasn’t even started and the national media is already crapping on Rays fans

    April 6, 2015 at 9:45 am 6 comments

    There are bad signs that attendance at Rays games will actually go down this year. At the same time, TV ratings will undoubtedly remain strong which is the best indicator that the problem with attendance is the stadium, not a lack of interest. But let’s not let facts get in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    March 31, 2015 at 9:12 am 5 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 6, Orioles 6 (boxscore) THE GOOD: The Rays are 18-21 stealing bases this Spring. That’s a nice sign for those of us who miss the […]