Happy Opening Day

Today, I present to you this video without comment. Happy Opening Day.



Blog: A few thoughts about life and how to become a better person

My bare feet are cold on the tiled ground as I start to lean in.

As a tall man, some things are not made for you – especially if they were probably built in the 1940s or ’50s.

My bathroom is one such area, which makes one of my most important reflective periods – both literally and figuratively – a little more difficult. Read More…

My struggle with weight, and how I was able to overcome my latest battle


I cannot say I’ve always loved myself.

Ever since a young age, I could tell there was something different about me, and I had to look no further than the mirror.

I was to Oreos as many of my peers were to jump shots on the basketball court.

Yes, I’m talking about my weight.

And it’s always bothered me. Don’t get me wrong, though; while I did my fair share of lounging on the couch and playing video games, I tried to balance it as much as I could by playing sports. After all, for the longest time I wanted to have a career based around them. But there was still something different. Read More…

Myers wins AL Rookie of the Year


When Tampa Bay acquired prized prospect Wil Myers via trade for James Shields, the expectations for his career with the Rays would be difficult to live up to.

On Monday, the 22-year-old received affirmation that he’s well on his way.

Myers was named the American League Rookie of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America, receiving 23 of 30 first place votes to become the third Rays player in the last six years. Evan Longoria previously won the award in 2008 and pitcher Jeremy Hellickson did so in 2011. Read More…

Blog: Good things will come to those who wait for Cliffmas

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Thank you, but I’ve had enough.

The last time I checked, Cliff Alexander isn’t running for president.

But somehow we’ve reached that stage. Read More…

Red Sox advance to ALCS, end Rays season


ST. PETERSBURG — Perhaps Tampa Bay’s luck, after winning four straight elimination games, ran out.

Or maybe the talent and cohesiveness Boston displayed throughout the season proved to be too much.

Whatever the reason, the Rays’ season came to a close on Tuesday at Tropicana Field. The Red Sox rallied to win Game 4 of their American League Division Series 3-1, the clincher in a best-of-five series that the Red Sox also won 3-1. Read More…

Zimmer hopes to make one more memory


ST. PETERSBURG – After experiencing it 19 times in his 60 years in professional baseball, the chills still come to Don Zimmer.

Naturally, the October weather is considerably calmer as the seasons are in full flux, but at the few ballparks that are still lucky enough to have baseball still going on, there is an unmatched electricity.

“These kind of games never get old,” Zimmer said. Read More…


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