Carolina Connection- Margaret Gasperson

Years ago, my husband and I moved to Winter Haven from High Point, NC. I have always loved sports. We are avid sports fans, but not particularly baseball.  About a year after being here, our son surprised us with a four pack of Rays tickets for Opening Day. David Price was pitching, and we hadContinue reading “Carolina Connection- Margaret Gasperson”

Hand Up- Five things I got wrong about the 2021 season

As about a third of the baseball season is in the books, I thought it was a fitting time to reflect on some of my personal thoughts and predictions from before the season got underway. Ten preseason predictions stood out, five of them proving to be true this year and five that have not heldContinue reading “Hand Up- Five things I got wrong about the 2021 season”

An Unforgettable Experience – Sam Steinmeyer

My dad and I try to hit a different baseball stadium every summer for a vacation. He always let me pick the destination and in the winter before the 2008 season started, I saw the Rays change their name from Devil Rays to Rays. I told my dad I wanted to go to Tampa andContinue reading “An Unforgettable Experience – Sam Steinmeyer”

Born and (Ray)sed – Danielle Hendrix

As someone who was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area, it’s only fitting that I grew up a Rays fan. Having a dad who loves sports and became a Rays and Bucs fan when he moved to St. Petersburg in the ‘80s, I was rooting for the Rays from an early age. IContinue reading “Born and (Ray)sed – Danielle Hendrix”

My Tribute to the Rays – Shared by Dan Draper

It’s just before 3:10am in Brisbane, Australia. It’s a bit cold outside, houses sit with their lights off and cars on the road are few and far in between. I connect my laptop to the HDMI cable running from my television to my laptop and fire up for what I know will be aContinue reading “My Tribute to the Rays – Shared by Dan Draper”

#HONEYDAY at last!

When Chris Archer was placed on the IL due to lateral forearm tightness following Saturday’s game, fans were clamoring for Shane McClanahan or Josh Fleming to fill his spot when they got an unexpected but exciting surprise- Brent Honeywell Jr. will make his long-awaited MLB debut opening against the New York Yankees. The newest additionContinue reading “#HONEYDAY at last!”