Posts tagged ‘Sports’

December 16, 2008

Ground rule first down?

by thoughtfulconservative

Will USF Bulls hit a catwalk during a St. Petersburg Bowl punt?

Bulls fans, don’t worry: There should be no ground-rule doubles Saturday, no foul balls or bad caroms off the catwalks at Tropicana Field.

Rays officials say they don’t expect any issues with footballs hitting the four concentric rings above the playing field during the inaugural St. Petersburg Bowl between USF and Memphis.

What a relief.

October 22, 2008

Live blogging the World Series

by thoughtfulconservative

I gave it a thought, but, one, I have too much to do while it’s on and, two, I didn’t want to subject my Milwaukee readers to it.

September 13, 2008

I hope you don’t have to travel I-94 the next couple of days

by thoughtfulconservative

Miller Park to host Astros, Cubs

Milwaukee was initially ruled out, partly because of an event scheduled on the field over the weekend and partly because the series could amount to extra home games for the Cubs, who play 90 miles down Interstate 94 at Wrigley Field.

But don’t go looking for $10 tickets like last year’s Indians-Angels series,

Tickets for both days will be priced at the Marquee Game rates, which range from $25 to $60, and seating will be sold in the Field and Loge Levels only at Miller Park. Tickets went on sale at 9 p.m. CT Saturday, and fans were encouraged to go to Cubs.com, Astros.com or Brewers.com to purchase the seats and select the “print at home” option.

April 27, 2008

Sign of the Apocalypse

by thoughtfulconservative

MLB – Standings – Yahoo! Sports
American League
East                          W  L    Pct  GB
Tampa Bay Rays      14 11 .560   –
Baltimore Orioles    14 11 .560  –
Boston Red Sox       15 12 .556  –
New York Yankees  13 13 .500  1.5
Toronto Blue Jays    11 15 .423  3.5

Yes, folks, the Devil Rays and the O’s are tied for first. So is Boston but they’re sure to fade :)

Meanwhile, Rays fans continue to be outnumbered at home games,

The Rays have often seemed like the visitors when the Red Sox and Yankees are in town, but they hoped it would change with an improved team.

April 26, 2008

The most overrated sports event

by thoughtfulconservative

has to be the NFL draft.

Yes, some of these guys will be stars. Some will also be flops. Ryan Leaf, anyone? It’s a crap shoot at best and yet these guys are analyzed ad nauseum. Mock drafts abound.

Don’t count me among those on the edge of their seats waiting for the next pick.

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April 23, 2008

Maybe the Rays should consider Orlando

by thoughtfulconservative

Tampa Bay Devil Rays rallied Wednesday night,

for a 5-3 victory at Disney World. “We’re very fortunate to be able to do it.”

Tampa Bay improved to 5-0 in games they’ve played here the past two seasons in home-away-home series designed to bolster fan support in the Orlando area.

Five and oh. That could be enough reason to build that new stadium in Orlando.

The attendance was 8989, that’s about what they’d get at the Trop.

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