The Trop

  • 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 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Evan Longoria To Return To Lineup Today

    [THE HANGOVER] Evan Longoria To Return To Lineup Today

    September 13, 2008 at 9:53 am 23 comments

    Last night’s contest was rained out. The Rays and Yankees will play a day-night double-header with the first going at the originally scheduled 1:05 and the night-cap will be at 7:05…Boston beat the Jays last night 7-0, and will also play a double-header today…The Twins were rained out in Baltimore […]

     
  • [TROPICANA FIELD] Tropicana Field When It Still Wore Diapers

    [TROPICANA FIELD] Tropicana Field When It Still Wore Diapers

    June 18, 2008 at 1:27 pm 3 comments

    Another day, another video…This time we go to the wayback machine for this commercial for the opening of Tropicana Field, or “The Florida Suncoast Dome” as it was known back then. It was “the biggest gala party in Florida history.” Of course it was. Kenny Rogers (ballads not baseballs), performed. […]

     
  • [THE TROP IS CURSED] The Curse Of The New Kids On The Block Has Befallen The Rays

    [THE TROP IS CURSED] The Curse Of The New Kids On The Block Has Befallen The Rays

    April 10, 2008 at 2:08 pm 4 comments

    The Cubs are said to be cursed even though they have been to the playoffs recently…The Red Sox were said to be cursed even though they had intermittent periods of success… The Tampa Bay Rays on the other hand have never won more than 70 games. The Tampa Bay Rays […]

     
  • [THE TROP] BJ Upton Nearly Swallowed Alive By Rays New Sunburst Logo

    [THE TROP] BJ Upton Nearly Swallowed Alive By Rays New Sunburst Logo

    April 9, 2008 at 12:42 pm 10 comments

    Ever have one of those ideas that seemed great in your head only to end up being a huge disappointment once implemented? The Tampa Bay Rays had one of those last night for the home opener. Below is an image of the Rays’ new Sunburst logo “emblazoned” into the center […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Bullpen Couldn’t Hit Water

    The Hangover: The Bullpen Couldn’t Hit Water

    April 10, 2007 at 8:21 am 0 comments

    The Rays dropped their third straight, 8-4 to the Rangers in Arlington. Edwin Jackson made hist first start of the season. He had pop on his fastball, hitting 96-97 regularly. He also had control, with only 1 walk. But he did not have command. He gave up 8 hits and […]

     
  • The Hangover: Lil’ Zimms Disses A-Rod, Drive-bys To Ensue

    The Hangover: Lil’ Zimms Disses A-Rod, Drive-bys To Ensue

    February 23, 2007 at 9:26 am 1 comment

    The Hardball Times have made a gallant effort to try and project Akinori Iwamura’s stats for 2007. The problem they face is that there have not been many comparable players that have made the jump from Japan to the Majors. The only similar player (ie. slugger) was Hideki Matsui. Well, […]