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”

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”

2016 was my 2008: My Rays Story

When you think of the Tampa Bay Rays, you first think of that magical 2008 season. The Rays, a perennial cellar-dweller in the American League East, went worst-to-first, winning 97 games, the AL East crown, and eventually, the American League pennant. It was the start of a half-decade plus of sustained success, multiple playoff appearancesContinue reading “2016 was my 2008: My Rays Story”

From Pinstripes to Devil Rays: My Journey with the Tampa Bay Rays

I used to be a New York Yankees fan, but allow me to explain myself.  I grew up about a half hour outside of New York City. My parents both used to work there, and my dad was actually born in the Bronx. Needless to say, both of my parents have been Yankees fans forContinue reading “From Pinstripes to Devil Rays: My Journey with the Tampa Bay Rays”