Categories Archives: Tampa Bay

Spring Training tickets on sale Friday

ST. PETERSBURG — Single-game tickets for Rays Spring Training games will go on sale next week. Availability will be as follows: Friday — Tickets can be purchased online exclusively at raysbaseball.com/spring at 10 a.m. Jan. 14 — Tickets

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Rays begin home-build project for local family

ST. PETERSBURG — Let the building begin. On Thursday morning, the Rays began the construction for the five-week build of a Habitat for Humanity home for a family of six. The effort is part of the organization’s “Rays Up for Our Community

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Inbox: What are Rays’ plans for Dickerson?

Nobody mentions Corey Dickerson when talking about the 2017 starting lineup. Did the Rays lose patience with him? — Jake B., Jacksonville, Fla. Dickerson remains very much in Tampa Bay’s plans for next season. While he had a slow start to his

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Rays ‘optimistic’ about improving in 2017

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays faced an interesting situation entering the offseason. The good news was they were set at almost every position. The bad news was most of those players were part of a 68-win season. So the Rays’ front office had to ro

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Longoria’s rebound not enough for Rays in ’16

ST. PETERSBURG — A 2016 season that the Rays expected to be promising turned sour in the first half, resulting in 12 fewer wins than the previous season. Between June 16 and July 16, the Rays went 3-24. They finished the season at 68-94, marking the

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Inbox: Will Duffy be the answer at shortstop?

I realize that frequent questions are raised regarding the Rays’ ongoing issues at the catcher position, but it appears the same questions should be raised regarding the shortstop position. Since Jason Bartlett, there has been a constant progression

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Maile Christmas! Rays catcher shares memories

ST. PETERSBURG — Luke Maile is one of the Rays’ three catchers heading into the 2017 season, along with Wilson Ramos and Curt Casali. The native of Edgewood, Ky., was recalled from Triple-A Durham over the All-Star break and started 35 of the

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Understated McGriff deserves Hall call

So why isn’t Fred McGriff in the National Baseball Hall of Fame? As somebody who votes for Crime Dog every year, I haven’t a clue. OK, maybe I do. It’s that cliche thing. Remember the one about the squeaky wheel always getting the grease

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