Apr 29, 2012

Tampa Bay Rays Fan Clubs 2013

Updated: 3/22/13
Did you know the Rays have 3 amazing options that help you better represent the team you love? The Tampa Bay Rays offer 3 different Fan Club options which cater to all ages and are only $25 to join! Considering that you get merchandise, tickets & special perks at that price, we think these are all great deals. See the details below for each Rays fan club.

Rays Rookies - Fans under 14 years old
Join Rays Rookies and receive:
• Official Rays Rookies Hat
• Rays Rookies Drawstring Bag
• Blue Burst Pass good for offers on concessions & merchandise
• Members will be invited to attend exclusive events
• Special offer for discounted tickets for select Rays home games
• Ticket vouchers to two (2) select Rays home games

Get two ticket vouchers to use for the following games:

Ticket Voucher No. 1:
May 6 vs. Blue Jays
June 13 vs. Royals
August 13 vs. Mariners

Ticket Voucher No. 2:
May 9 vs. Blue Jays
July 10 vs. Twins
Sept 16 vs. Rangers

Join the Rays Rookies Fan Club

Maddon's Maniacs - Fans over 14 years old
Join Maddon's Maniacs and receive:
• Official Maddon's Maniacs Hat
• Maddon's Maniacs Cooler Bag
• Blue Burst Pass good for offers on concessions & merchandise
• Members will be invited to attend exclusive events
• Special offer for discounted tickets for select Rays home games
• Ticket vouchers to two (2) select Rays home games

Get two ticket vouchers to use for the following games:

Ticket Voucher No. 1:
May 7 vs. Blue Jays
July 9 vs. Twins
Aug 28 vs. Angels

Ticket Voucher No. 2:
May 9 vs. Blue Jays
Aug 14 vs. Mariners
Sept 18 vs. Rangers

Join the Maddon's Maniacs Fan Club

Golden Rays - Fans over 55 years old
Join the Golden Rays and receive:
• Golden Rays Tote Bag
• Golden Rays Visor
• Blue Burst Pass good for offers on concessions & merchandise
• Members will be invited to attend exclusive events
• Special offer for discounted tickets for select Rays home games
• Ticket vouchers to two (3) Rays home games

 Get three ticket vouchers to use for the following games:

Ticket Voucher No. 1:
April 4 vs. Orioles
July 30 vs. Diamondbacks
Sept 17 vs. Rangers

Ticket Voucher No. 2:
May 8 vs. Blue Jays
June 24 vs. Blue Jays
August 27 vs. Angels

Ticket Voucher No. 3:
May 28 vs. Marlins
July 8 vs. Twins
Sept 19 vs. Rangers

Join the Golden Rays Fan Club

Finally, in each fan club you can be inducted into that club's "Hall of Fame" by submitting your pictures, videos, drawings or essays explaining why you are the biggest Rays fan. Inductees will receive:
• A customized Rays jersey
• Four lower box tickets (game TBD)

Submit any pictures, videos, drawings, or essays explaining why you are the Rays biggest fan to the addresses below for your respective fan club. Submissions must be received by August 13, 2013.

Email
RaysRookies@raysbaseball.com
MaddonsManiacs@raysbaseball.com
GoldenRays@raysbaseball.com

Snail Mail
*Address to the name of your fan club*
One Tropicana Drive
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Apr 10, 2012

Evan Longoria's Red Bull Flight with Kirby Chambliss

Today on ESPN 1040, T-Kras had Evan Longoria on his show to talk about the beginning of the 2012 MLB season. They also discussed Longo's new endorsement with Red Bull, which gave him the recent opportunity to ride in an acrobatic plane ride flown by Kirby Chambliss over the Tampa Bay area. Looks like he had a great day off from Spring Training! Apparently he claims that he did not throw up!

You can check out the video below that features several great shots of this beautiful place we live in!



Look out for more Evan Longoria Red Bull content later this year.

Rays Watch Parties 2014

Just because the Rays aren't playing at The Trop, it doesn't mean that you can't meet up with fellow fans and watch your team! Tampa Bay Rays watch parties are held all season long all over the Tampa Bay area. Check out the dates and locations below for a watch party near you. If you are holding a watch party and want to share it, email the info to RaysRally@gmail.com.

Last Updated: 7/24/13

DATEDAYTIMELOCATIONADDRESS
APR 9WED2:10 PMHooters4125 4th Street N, St. Petersburg
APR 11FRI7:10 PMOmaddy's5405 Shore Blvd South, Gulfport
APR 25FRI8:10 PMCourtside Grille110 Fountain Pkwy N, St. Petersburg
APR 27SUN2:10 PMTradewinds6000 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach
APR 30WED7:10 PMHooters6901 22nd Ave N, St Petersburg
*OFFICIAL RAYS WATCH PARTY
**RAYSRALLY.COM EVENT

Apr 8, 2012

Tampa Bay Rays 162 Landing Exhibit

For many teams it takes many decades to build a long, rich history. The Tampa Bay Rays got off to a little bit of a slow start after their inauguration, but have been on a tear over the past 5 years. Just as important in building a history is documenting it, and the Rays organization did a great job of recording the excitement of Game 162 with their new 162 Landing exhibit. Below we have documented the exhibit in pictures. If you are interested in checking it out at Tropicana Field, it is located in left field behind the visitors bullpen.
Spot where Longoria's Game 162 game winning ball landed.
162 Landing
162 Landing Exhibit
7:53 PM - Yankees go up 4-0.
8:35PM - Red Sox go up by 1 in the 5th.
8:51PM - With a homerun, Yankees have a 98% chance to win.
9:33PM - Rain Delay in Baltimore begins.
10:21 PM - Rays reduce the Yankee's lead to 4.
10:23PM - Longoria's 3 run homer brings the Rays within one.
10:47PM - Dan Johnson's dramatic homerun ties the game.
11:17PM Red Sox fail to capitalize when Scutaro is thrown out at home.
12:02AM - Robert Andino hits the game winner for the Orioles.
12:05AM - Evan Longoria hits the game winner.
12:06AM - Tampa Bay goes wild!
0.01% Playoff Odds? No Problem!

Apr 7, 2012

Rays Opening Day 2012 Recap

What an amazing day! The weather was perfect... the block party on Central Ave was a blast... and The Trop was absolutely electric! It is has become fairly customary in years past to have at least 40% of the crowd be Yankees fans when they are in town, but for the first time that I have witnessed I believe it was around half that. It truly felt like a home field advantage. Rays fans were rowdy and defiant of the Evil Empire. Any attempt by Yankees fans to try and rally their team was quickly drowned out. It was really a proud day for Rays fans and the franchise we love. A milestone in my eyes!

Below are some pictures and videos from Opening Day that I collected. Enjoy!
*Sorry for the shakiness of the videos!*

St. Pete Celebrates the Rays!
Ferg's Sports Bar


Bill Foster Welcomes Fans


Tampa Bay Rays Pregame Video


Rays Game 162 Tribute Video


Yankees vs Rays Opening Day Logo

MLB Opening Day Logo

Tampa Bay Rays Player Intros

Player Introductions

Rays Opening Day Starters

National Anthem

American League Wild Card Banner

Raising of the Wild Card Banner

Tampa Bay Rays Banners (2008 - 2011)


Apr 1, 2012

The Pitching Firm of Shields & Price

I am sitting around watching MLB TV's 30 Teams in 30 Days and I can't help but crack up at how loose and fun Joe Maddon keeps his clubhouse. After seeing David Price and James Shields give a tour of the Rays clubhouse in Port Charlotte, I couldn't help but think of this video released last year. Not only are Price and Shields one of the most talented pitching tandems in Major League Baseball, but they are also one of the funniest.



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