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James Shields will be signing copies of his new book on Monday from 5:30-8:00 pm at Beef O’Brady’s on S. MacDill in Tampa.

September Nights is a behind the scenes look at the Rays and their playoff run at the end of the 2010 season.


  • Pat Burrell says his baseball career is probably over. [SFGate]
  • Keith Law lists Wade Davis and Jeff Niemann as two of the four “intriguing names/trade targets” for this off-season (thanks Thad). [ESPN Insider]
  • Big League Stew calls the Devil Rays uniform transformation the best in baseball in the last 20 years, even though they seem to have forgotten that the Rays wore green in between the Rainbow Warriors and the current look. [Big League Stew]
  • Seedlings to Stars takes a closer look at Rays prospect Alex Torres. [Seedlings to Stars]




  1. Joe says:

    Let's not forget about these uniforms that still there is not one uniform that has Tampa Bay on them, which is a disgrace.

    Speaking about that, the Miami Marlins on both their primary home and road uniforms have MIAMI on both sets!

    I ask to all, is there something negative nationally or conceptually about the words "Tampa" and "Bay" that make it like oil and water?! Are these profane words on a national level? I am shocked and perturbed by the amount of disdain Tampa Bay on a sports level and regionally get, and I wonder if that also hurts marketing the club. Why can't the Rays embrace "Tampa Bay" literally and make it something synonomous with their brand?!

  2. Joe says:

    Cork, check out this quote from Jeffrey Loria. It may be a bit disingenuous, but thought it is relevant to my beef about the Rays, their uniforms and marketing:

    Loria noted that having the city name on the primary uniforms " is a rarity in major leage baseball. We're proud of where our home is and we want to remind the world when we take the field."


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