The Trop

  • Standing On The Porch By The Bay

    Standing On The Porch By The Bay

    April 14, 2014 at 2:25 pm 4 comments

    [Jordi Scubbings is back with his latest take on all things Rays] … Drinking a beer, watching the Rays. Before the Rays finish their first lengthy road trip of the season, I want to talk about what’s new at the home of the Rays. There is no doubt most Rays […]

     
  • Once Again, Howard Bryant Nails It When It Comes To Stadium Woes For The Rays

    Once Again, Howard Bryant Nails It When It Comes To Stadium Woes For The Rays

    April 8, 2014 at 3:22 pm 10 comments

    At this point we are all used to the national media slamming the Rays and their attendance with the same 2-3 talking points that may be partially or even entirely true, but are lacking in actual substance or deeper research. But if there is one voice of reason out there […]

     
  • Renovations Appear To Have Changed How Rays Games Are Seen On TV

    Renovations Appear To Have Changed How Rays Games Are Seen On TV

    March 31, 2014 at 5:05 pm 3 comments

    With the renovations to the center field area of Tropicana Field, it appears that it has impacted how the game is shown on television. Twitter user @DHTampa first noticed that something seemed off. Here is a how the Sun Sports broadcast appeared last September (left) as compared to Opening Day […]

     
  • More Photos Of The Trop’s New Fan Area In Centerfield

    More Photos Of The Trop’s New Fan Area In Centerfield

    March 30, 2014 at 1:48 pm 0 comments

    Jordan Rump had a chance to tour the renovations to the centerfield area at The Trop and took some pictures. He was kind enough to share those with us. Looks pretty cool.

     
  • A Look At The New Batter’s Eye Fan Area At The Trop

    A Look At The New Batter’s Eye Fan Area At The Trop

    March 28, 2014 at 3:14 pm 3 comments

    Marc Topkin took a good photo of the renovated batter’s eye area at The Trop. One more view of #Rays new centerfield/batter's eye fan area pic.twitter.com/0FbbSTTOUy — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) March 28, 2014

     
  • Here Is The New 4-Pound Burger The Rays Will Offer Fans This Year

    Here Is The New 4-Pound Burger The Rays Will Offer Fans This Year

    March 28, 2014 at 12:01 pm 2 comments

    It is trendy right now in baseball to offer ridiculous foods that nobody would ever think to eat outside of a stadium and the Rays are jumping on the bandwagon with a 4-pound burger. It comes with a pound of fries. It will cost $30. The heart attack will cost […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Renovations To The Trop And Hot Stove News

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Renovations To The Trop And Hot Stove News

    December 4, 2013 at 10:46 am 4 comments

    The Rays announced more details about the renovations to The Trop that are currently underway. The biggest changes will be opening up the batter’s eye restaurant into a patio bar area that overlooks center field (see right). There will also be a deck area over the rays tank. Also, several […]

     
  • Gary Sheffield And The TBS Studio Crew Trash Tropicana Field

    Gary Sheffield And The TBS Studio Crew Trash Tropicana Field

    October 7, 2013 at 2:11 pm 10 comments

    I have already told you guys what I think about the postseason pregame studio show on TBS (unwatchable). One of the many problems as a Rays fan is that one of the regular faces at the desk is Dirk Hayhurst, who is writing a book that craps on the Rays […]

     
  • A Look Back At The Time The White Sox Nearly Moved To Tampa-St. Pete

    A Look Back At The Time The White Sox Nearly Moved To Tampa-St. Pete

    August 2, 2013 at 12:15 pm 7 comments

    While looking for something else, I came across a story in the May 30, 1988 issue of Sports Illustrated, titled “The Sunshine Sox.” For many of you, the story of the White Sox nearly moving to the Bay Area is well-known. However, younger fans may not be familiar with the […]

     
  • Red Sox Player Blames Crappy Performance On The Trop Being Crappy

    Red Sox Player Blames Crappy Performance On The Trop Being Crappy

    February 25, 2013 at 4:18 pm 15 comments

    Will Middlebrooks, who was a rookie third baseman for the Red Sox last season, struggled in his limited action at Tropicana Field. In five games, he was 4-20 with eight strikeouts and no walks. And it is this level of sucktitude that may have led to Middlebrooks recent comment about […]