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  • Rays Among MLB Leaders In TV Ratings

    Rays Among MLB Leaders In TV Ratings

    July 27, 2010 at 10:30 am 22 comments

    After the Rays last homestand, we saw that attendance is down 5.2% from last year at the same point. But don’t think for a moment that nobody cares about the Rays. TV ratings for the Rays are at an all-time high and are showing the Rays to be one of […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe:

    Postgame Shot Of Joe:

    July 7, 2010 at 10:20 pm 7 comments

    OK, Joe took three things out of this win by the Rays Wednesday. The first, of course, was a chance to break out the brooms. Anytime that happens it’s great, certainly. But even better when the win comes in front of so many Bostonites (rhymes with sodomites) at the Fruitdome. […]

     
  • Life Of A Photojournalist At The Trop

    June 22, 2010 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

    Scott Kelby is the editor-in-chief of Layers Magazine. He recently wrote about his experience getting credentialed and shooting a sporting event. The subject of his work? A recent Tampa Bay Rays game at the Trop (thanks Ro). [Scott Kelby’s Photoshop Insider] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • StadiumJourney.com: Tropicana Field Not Only Special, But A Must See

    StadiumJourney.com: Tropicana Field Not Only Special, But A Must See

    April 21, 2010 at 10:30 am 23 comments

    A lot of people bash The Trop. Most of those people have never been to a Rays game. So it was nice to see a website dedicated to rating sporting venues say what most Rays fans already know (read Stadium Journey’s entire review here). At first glance, an enclosed baseball […]

     
  • Why Are Domes OK In The NFL, But Not In Baseball?

    Why Are Domes OK In The NFL, But Not In Baseball?

    April 19, 2010 at 1:00 pm 38 comments

    By the 6th inning on Saturday there couldn’t have been more than 10,000 people at Fenway Park for the Rays-Red Sox game. Why? Because it was 35° and raining. And nobody likes baseball when it is cold and rainy. And yet for some reason, Domes are considered sacrilege in baseball. […]

     
  • Tropicana Field Sold Out?

    Tropicana Field Sold Out?

    December 19, 2009 at 7:30 pm 5 comments

    Tonight is the second annual St. Petersburg Bowl to be played at Tropicana Field. The game will match Rutgers and Central Florida. And the game is…sold out? There can be only one explanation for a sold out sporting event at Tropicana Field: There must be a post-game concert featuring Smashmouth. […]

     
  • Getting Out Of The Trop Lease Might Be Easy For The Rays…Or Not

    September 24, 2009 at 2:05 pm 10 comments

    Stephen Nohlgren of the St. Pete Times spoke to several people, including St. Pete Mayoral candidates about whether or not the Tampa Bay Rays can get out of their lease and move to another city. One of the biggest sticking points may be how a judge interprets the lease and […]

     
  • Boston Globe Says Red Sox Were Swept By…The Trop?

    Boston Globe Says Red Sox Were Swept By…The Trop?

    August 7, 2009 at 10:30 am 8 comments

    Commenter Beth made a great find with this piece written by Adam Kilgore of the Boston Globe. While Kilgore does give the Rays some credit towards the end for sweeping the Red Sox, the first 6-7 paragraphs gives credit only to Tropicana Field. Forgive the Red Sox if they were […]

     
  • Could The Rays Future Home Be The Trop…Without A Roof? [Update]

    Could The Rays Future Home Be The Trop…Without A Roof? [Update]

    March 16, 2009 at 12:00 pm 8 comments

    [Update: 10:00am] Marc Topkin confirms our speculation. Among other potential improvements, the Rays have asked HOK to look at the possibility of a retractable roof at Tropicana Field, with a report, and cost estimate, due by late April. [Wednesday] The St. Pete Times has an update on the Rays’ pursuit […]

     
  • Could The Rays Future Home Be The Trop…Without A Roof?

    Could The Rays Future Home Be The Trop…Without A Roof?

    March 11, 2009 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

    The St. Pete Times has an update on the Rays’ pursuit of a new stadium. The group that is researching potential sites that could be a new home for the Rays is expected to have something to report on potential sites in June. In other words, in three months we […]