Tailgating

  • Tailgating With The Rays: Happy Birthday To Us

    Tailgating With The Rays: Happy Birthday To Us

    April 3, 2014 at 3:23 pm 1 comment

    Anniversary This little website was born on this date eight years ago. April 3, 2006 was also Joe Maddon’s first game as a manager of the Rays. The photo at right (via the Tampa Bay Rays) is from that game. Playing A Little Pepper… After Sunday’s game, the Rays will […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: Game 3

    Tailgating With The Rays: Game 3

    April 2, 2014 at 3:08 pm 12 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Was told that attendance tonight and tomorrow will look like yesterday (bad) but will be much better this weekend…We never got around to posting this, but here are the Rays fans at last night’s game using Rock-Paper-Scissors to decide who got the bat that flew into […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: Game 2

    Tailgating With The Rays: Game 2

    April 1, 2014 at 5:26 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… As part of a promotion called “Rays Fans For Life,” 12 babies born at Bayfront Baby Place will each receive 4 tickets to all future Rays home openers…If you want to propose to somebody at Tropicana Field, it will cost you $500, one of the most […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: Opening Day Notes

    Tailgating With The Rays: Opening Day Notes

    March 31, 2014 at 2:18 pm 0 comments

    They’re baaaacccckkkk! Playing A Little Pepper… Today is the 17th Opening Day in Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays history. They are 8-8 in game one overall and 3-5 under Joe Maddon…The last time the Rays opened up against the Blue Jays was 2005…The Rays will raise the 2013 Wild Card banner […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 4 Of The ALDS: Rays Playoff Games Drawing Huge Crowds On TV

    October 8, 2013 at 5:30 pm 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… There were a few hundred tickets available this afternoon for game 4, but it is expected to sell out…At its peak, 395,000 homes in the Bay Area were tuned to TBS for game 3 on Monday night. That is more than 300,000 more than the average […]

     
  • Tailgating ALDS Game 3: Huge Television Ratings For Games 1 and 2

    Tailgating ALDS Game 3: Huge Television Ratings For Games 1 and 2

    October 7, 2013 at 3:18 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Today’s game is sold out. There are still tickets available for tomorrow’s game. Since 2008, the Rays are 54-24 when playing at home in front of a crowd of at least 30,000. That’s the equivalent of a 112-50 record over a full season…Julianna Zobrist will sing […]

     
  • Tailgating ALDS Game 1: Matt Moore Vs. Jon Lester

    Tailgating ALDS Game 1: Matt Moore Vs. Jon Lester

    October 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… It is raining in Boston, so there will be no batting practice and the game may not start on time…Jon Lester will start for the Red Sox today and that means Sean Rodriguez is in the lineup for game 1 and James Loney is batting 8th…The […]

     
  • Tailgating The AL Wild Card: Breaking Down The Pitching Match-Ups

    Tailgating The AL Wild Card: Breaking Down The Pitching Match-Ups

    October 2, 2013 at 4:05 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays won the season series against the Indians 4-2 and have won their last 8 games against teams with a winning record…The Indians won their last 10 games of the regular season, playing three of the worst teams in baseball, the Twins, the Astros, and […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 163: Desmond Jennings Returns For The Most Important Game Of The Season

    Tailgating Game 163: Desmond Jennings Returns For The Most Important Game Of The Season

    September 30, 2013 at 4:26 pm 12 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Wil Myers is in the lineup tonight. That’s the minor surprise. The bigger surprise is that Desmond Jennings is back in center field and leading off…The Rays have also promoted outfielder Kevin Kiermaier from triple-A and placed Jesse Crain back on the 60-day disabled list. Kiermaier hit […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 162: Evan Longoria Is Mr. 162

    Tailgating Game 162: Evan Longoria Is Mr. 162

    September 29, 2013 at 9:49 am 3 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays are 12-5 in their last 17 games. At this point, all you can do is tip your cap to the Indians who have gone 14-2 over the same stretch. And yes, they played the White Sox, the Royals, the Astros, and the Twins. But […]