Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Rays on the Rise

I'm driving to work Monday morning, listening to ESPN Radio on 99.9 The Fan. The Carolina-Michigan State game is the big topic, but the schmoozing turns to the opening of baseball season. Mike and Mike share their predictions. Greeny says the Tampa Bay Rays will be the AL East wild card team and Golic gives them the championship outright.

Am I dreaming!?! Pinch me! Baseball season is underway and our Tampa Bay Rays are in the conversation - not as the doormat, but as a contender!

You can get a taste of the “bigs” here at the DBAP this weekend:
  • Tampa is shipping the AL championship trophy to Durham for an appearance at the ballpark on Friday and Saturday. Get your picture taken with it. This coveted hardware is no longer the sole possession of the Yankees or Red Sox.

  • On Friday, LHP David Price will be on the mound for the Bulls. Price, USA Today's 2008 Minor League Player of the Year, will make his first appearance in Durham just five and a half months after getting the final outs of the AL Championship that propelled Tampa to their first World Series.
...and there’s more on Friday night: Price is the #2 ranked prospect in the country (by Baseball America) behind Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who is expected to be with the Norfolk Tides…so it’s #1 vs. #2 Friday night in Durham.

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