The Trop

  • Should MLB Revisit The Trop’s Ground Rules Before Playoffs? [UPDATE]

    Should MLB Revisit The Trop’s Ground Rules Before Playoffs? [UPDATE]

    August 6, 2010 at 5:30 pm 15 comments

    [Update] Joe Maddon was asked about the possibility of changing the ground rules before the playoffs (via The Heater)… “I honestly believe that if we were to get to the playoffs you might see some real strong consideration or more thought given to changing something now,” Maddon said. “I think […]

     
  • Your Beer At The Trop May Be Served In A Cup Used The Night Before [UPDATE]

    Your Beer At The Trop May Be Served In A Cup Used The Night Before [UPDATE]

    August 5, 2010 at 4:40 pm 27 comments

    [Update] Bob Pascal, an executive with Centerplate was just on with the Big Dog Steve Duemig (620 WDAE). First, he assured that despite the report from ESPN, all of the concession stands at Tropicana Field “meet all inspection standards in the state of Florida.” He also spent a good deal […]

     
  • Double Shuttle Bus Fail

    Double Shuttle Bus Fail

    August 5, 2010 at 9:30 am 7 comments

    One of our tipsters sent in this pic of one of the official shuttle buses that take fans from downtown St. Pete to Tropicana Field (thanks Nick)… Likes(1)Dislikes(1)

     
  • Lance Berkman Is Latest Opposing Player To Blame Performance On The Trop

    Lance Berkman Is Latest Opposing Player To Blame Performance On The Trop

    August 2, 2010 at 2:44 pm 11 comments

    We will never get tired of hearing other players complain about playing in The Trop. This one comes from Lance Berkman who struggled defensively in the Rays win over the Yankees on Sunday (thanks Beth)… Before this weekend, Berkman had played at Tropicana Field only once, in 2008, but that […]

     
  • No Wonder Rays Let Fans Bring Their Own Food

    No Wonder Rays Let Fans Bring Their Own Food

    July 27, 2010 at 12:30 pm 4 comments

    The Trop is quirky. And still, a lot of Rays fans love The Trop. That being said, The Trop has its problems and the Rays do need a new stadium. In the meantime, you might want to think twice about the concession food. The following is from a list of […]

     
  • 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. […]