Monday, April 5, 2010
It's All Happening!
The Major League Baseball season is underway, the Yankees are in last place and the Rays are arriving to the party fashionably late. It all begins on Tuesday April 6th at 7:05 when James Shields dishes the first pitch of the 2010 season against the Baltimore Orioles in front of a sold-out crowd at Tropicana Field. Elliot Johnson and Hank Blalock won't be there. They were among the final cuts of the spring and have accepted minor league assignments. JP Howell and Matt Joyce will open the season on the disabled list and surprisingly Gabe Kapler made the team. So did breakout rookie Sean Rodriguez who had a torrid spring at the plate. He and Ben Zobrist will be rotating between second base and right field. Kapler and Reid Brignac will factor into the equation as well. This date has been circled on my calendar for a LONG time. It marks one of my favorite days of the season-rivaled only by October play and I will be there with (cow) bells on! You can expect ful coverage of Opening Day right here on TB Rays News dot com and the coverage will continue all season long. Let's go Rays and make it a good one!