Jan 31, 2013

Send a Rays Fan to the MLB Fan Cave!

It's that time of year and we have a chance to send a REAL Tampa Bay Rays fan to the MLB Fan Cave in New York City. If you remember last year, the only "Rays fan" that we had to choose from was also a fan of the New York Yankees. I know what you're thinking, and it really isn't possible.

Our Rays representative for the 2013 season is Stephanie Katz (@SkittyKatz) from Lakeland, FL. She is a true Rays die-hard and is also a co-founder of the Rodney's Archery Club (@RACRays). If she makes it to the Fan Cave, she will be one of 9 fans that will "live" in the cave and attempt to watch every game of the 2013 MLB season. The cave dwellers will chronicle their experiences for all to see and compete in challenges until there is only one fan left.

Please follow our lead by voting for Stephanie to represent us in the MLB Fan Cave. There is no limit to how many times you can vote, so vote now & vote often! It's time to to get our fan base into the positive national spotlight!

Vote Here! (If you refresh the page, you can vote multiple times pretty quickly.)

Follow the voting progress with Twitter Hashtag #VoteSkitty.

Jan 22, 2013

Rays Fan Fest 2013

It's almost here! The Rays announced today that the 2013 Fan Fest will be held on February 16th at Tropicana Field. Below are some highlights of things you need to know for the event.

Date: February 16, 2013
Time: 10AM - 4PM
(9AM entry for Season Ticket Holders)
Admission & Parking are FREE!
  • Rays Yard Sale - Contains unique memorabilia dating back to the inaugural season.
  • Joe Maddon's Thanksmas - Tickets go on sale to public on 1/25
  • Free autographs from TV/Radio Personalities & 25 former MLB players
  • MetroPCS Call-A-Friend Stage (Schedule TBA)
  • Current Rays Player & Coach Autograph lines ($50 / $20 for Season Ticket Holders) (Schedule TBA)
  • Exclusive Player Autograph Opportunities ($50 off for Season Ticket Holders)
  • Photo Lines (Season Ticket Holders only)
  • Fan Fest Ticket Packs to be sold
  • Clubhouse Tours
  • Panel Discussions
  • Player Hi-Five Station
  • Reading With The Rays
  • & Much More!

Kids Activity Schedule
Kids Run the Bases 9:00AM - 11:45AM
Raymond and DJ Kitty Photo Opp 10:15AM - 10:45AM
Family Feud 10:45AM - 11:15AM
Fielding Clinic 11:00AM - 11:30AM
Raymond and DJ Kitty Appearance 11:30AM - 12:00PM
Player Appearance 11:45AM - 12:15PM
Hitting Clinic 12:15PM - 12:45PM
Reading with the Rays 12:30PM - 12:50PM
Kids Run the Bases 12:45PM - 4:00PM
Coach Appearances 1:00PM - 1:30PM
Player Appearances 1:15PM - 3:45PM
Reading with the Rays 1:30PM - 1:45PM
Raymond and DJ Kitty Appearance 1:30PM - 2:00PM
Player appearance 2:00PM - 2:30PM
High Five Station 2:15PM - 2:45PM
Pitching Clinic 3:00PM - 3:30PM
Reading with the Rays 3:15PM - 3:35PM
Player Appearance 3:15PM - 3:45PM
Raymond and DJ Kitty Appearance 3:30PM - 4:00PM

MetroPCS Call-A-Friend Schedule
TBA

Autograph Line Schedule
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM: Jason Bourgeois, Tim Beckham, Leslie Anderson, Cole Figueroa, Nick Weglarz, Rich Thompson

11:30 PM - 12:30 PM: Wil Myers, Yunel Escobar, Kelly Johnson, Sean Rodriguez, Shelley Duncan

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM: Chris Archer, Craig Albernaz, Cesar Ramos, Jake Odorizzi, Shawn O’Malley, Frank De Los Santos, Josh Lueke, Matt Joyce

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM: Evan Longoria, Matt Moore, Jeremy Hellickson, Don Zimmer, Jose Molina

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM: Jake McGee, Chris Gimenez, Kyle Farnsworth, Jeff Niemann, Jose Lobaton, Robinson Chirinos, Alex Cobb, Mike Montgomery

2:30 PM - 3 PM : Ben Zobrist, Fernando Rodney, Luke Scott, Desmond Jennings, David Price

3 PM - 3:45 PM: Mike Fotenot, Matt Buschmann, James Loney, Felipe Rivero, Will Inman, Enny Romero, Alex Torres, Sam Fuld

Jan 6, 2013

Rays 2013 Spring Training Schedule

If you're anything like me, Spring Training cannot come fast enough! Well it should comfort you a little to know that it is right around the corner. Below are some important Spring Training dates along with the Rays full preseason schedule.

February 12- Pitchers & Catchers Report
February 16- Full Squad Reports (2013 Fan Fest)

Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training Schedule
DateTimeOpponentBallpark
Feb 23, 20131:05 PMPirates*Charlotte Sports Park
Feb 23, 20131:35 PMRed Sox*JetBlue Park
Feb 24, 20131:05 PMTwinsLee County Sports Complex
Feb 25, 20131:05 PMRed Sox*Charlotte Sports Park
Feb 26, 20131:05 PMAstros*Charlotte Sports Park
Feb 27, 20131:05 PMPiratesMcKechnie Field
Feb 28, 20131:05 PMTigersCharlotte Sports Park
Mar 01, 20131:05 PMBlue JaysFlorida Auto Exchange Stadium
Mar 02, 20131:05 PMOriolesCharlotte Sports Park
Mar 03, 20131:05 PMTwinsCharlotte Sports Park
Mar 04, 20131:35 PMRed SoxJetBlue Park
Mar 05, 20131:05 PMTwinsLee County Sports Complex
Mar 07, 20131:05 PMPiratesMcKechnie Field
Mar 08, 20131:05 PMPhilliesCharlotte Sports Park
Mar 09, 20131:05 PMPhilliesBright House Field
Mar 10, 20131:05 PMRed SoxCharlotte Sports Park
Mar 11, 20137:05 PMTwinsCharlotte Sports Park
Mar 12, 20131:05 PMYankeesCharlotte Sports Park
Mar 14, 20131:05 PMOriolesEd Smith Stadium
Mar 15, 20131:05 PMPhilliesCharlotte Sports Park
Mar 16, 20131:05 PMRed SoxCharlotte Sports Park
Mar 17, 20131:35 PMRed SoxJetBlue Park
Mar 19, 20131:05 PMTigersJoker Marchant Stadium
Mar 20, 20137:05 PMTwinsLee County Sports Complex
Mar 21, 20131:05 PMBlue JaysCharlotte Sports Park
Mar 22, 20131:05 PMOrioles*Charlotte Sports Park
Mar 22, 20131:05 PMPirates*McKechnie Field
Mar 23, 20131:05 PMTwinsCharlotte Sports Park
Mar 24, 20131:05 PMYankeesGeorge M. Steinbrenner Field
Mar 25, 20137:05 PMPiratesCharlotte Sports Park
Mar 26, 20131:05 PMPhilliesBright House Field
Mar 27, 20131:05 PMBlue JaysCharlotte Sports Park
Mar 28, 20137:05 PMOriolesEd Smith Stadium
Mar 29, 20131:05 PMTigersJoker Marchant Stadium
Mar 30, 20131:10 PMTigersTropicana Field
Dates, Times & Locations are schedule to change.
BOLD = Home Game
* = Split Squad

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Charlotte Sports Complex Address & Map
2300 El Jobean Rd.
Port Charlotte, FL 33948


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