Feb 14, 2014

Jose Lobaton ALDS Game 3 Walk-off HR

Since Jose Lobaton was traded away to the Washington Nationals today, I wanted to look back on his biggest moment of his career with the Rays. Although we ended up losing the series, Jose Lobaton hit a dramatic walk-off home run to win Game 3 of the ALDS. His homer landed in the Rays Tank, making him the first Rays player to hit a long ball into that part of the park. Luis Gonzalez (Dodgers) & Miguel Cabrera (Tigers) were the only other players to also hit a ball into the tank.

I want to wish Jose Lobaton the best with the Nationals and I hope he finally gets a big Ice Cream endorsement deal!

PS - I love that this video uses Dave Wills' radio call of the play! "Splashdown! It's ice cream time!

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Feb 11, 2014

How ScoreBig Works & Ticket Credit Giveaway

As you all know by now, we are always looking for ways to get our readers the cheapest Rays tickets possible. This is where ScoreBig comes in (not to mention we have a $50 site credit giveaway below!).

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Feb 9, 2014

Tropicana Field Bucket List & Things To Do

The 2014 season is quickly approaching and excitement is building for what looks to be another amazing season. We all know that the Rays put a great product on the field, but we wanted to pull together a "To Do" list of all the great things you can do while at Tropicana Field. Is something missing? Have you done everything on our list? Let us know below!

  • Tailgate before the game (Parking Lot or at Ferg's). 
    Tampa Bay Rays Tailgate
    Tailgating at Tropicana Field
  • Get a Rays Game Day Giveaway
  • Meet a player/get an autograph. 
  • Be the Play Ball Kid
  • Throw out the first pitch. 
  • Sing the National Anthem. 
  • Take pics in the Gate 1 Rotunda. 
  • Sit in the Hancock Bank Club
  • Sit in a suite. 
  • Sit behind home plate. 
  • Sit in the Papa John's Bullpen Box or 162 Landing. 
  • Watch from the Captain Morgan Deck. 
  • Win the Tradewinds Cabana Seats. 
  • Sit in every other section (First Base Line, Third Base Line, Outfield, Press Level, Party Deck, Upper Deck). 
  • Walk around the whole field (Rays 360). 
  • Get on the Jumbo-Tron. 
  • Play a mid-inning game with Rusty Kath (ex. Spot The Cow). 
  • Play carnival-style games on Left Field Street or Right Field Street. 
  • Find Todd Kalas (You will typically find him near large groups of ladies!). 
  • Visit the Ted Williams Hitters Hall Of Fame. 
  • Visit the 162 Landing exhibit. 
  • Visit landing spot of Wade Boggs 3000th Hit (Yellow Seat in Sec 144). 
  • Visit landing spot of Dan Johnson's HR from Game 162 (White seat in Sec 140). 
  • Visit the Rays Touch Tank. 
  • Take a Stadium Tour
  • Tour the Rays Clubhouse during Fan Fest. 
  • Have a cigar at Cuesta-Rey Bar. 
  • Eat a Rays Dog (Kayem Footlong). 
  • Eat pulled pork nachos.
  • Drink a Captain Morgan Blue Storm. 
  • Grab a Craft Beer from The Brewhouse or Curley's Corner. 
  • Dance to Cotton Eyed Joe. 
  • Ring your Cow Bell (Cow Bell or not, just get loud!). 
  • See Raymond. 
  • See DJ Kitty
  • Watch the Dancing Groundskeeper
  • Catch a foul ball. 
  • Catch a HR ball. 
  • Run the bases. 
  • Catch a post-game concert
  • Get on the Rays Wall Of Fame. 
  • Win an in-game raffle (50/50, Community Corner, Designated Driver, Etc.).
  • Get a free pizza from Kane's Furniture if the Rays get 10 K's. 
  • Shout "VICTORY" after a Rays win!
  • Walk the catwalk (Don't think this is possible but I really want to do it!)
  • Get married at The Trop (Done by TokenColoredGuy - Reddit)