Found July 03, 2013 on Sportress of Blogitude:
  During the ninth inning of an 8-0 blowout win for the Tampa Bay Rays over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park, a pitch from Brett Oberholtzer eluded the mitt of catcher Carlos Coporan, caroming off the dirt and bouncing high into the stands between the seats behind home plate and the [...]The post Dad drops easy catch in stands, son adds to humiliation by beating on him (video) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.

Astros fan fails, and falls, trying to catch foul ball (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. A Houston Astros fan was knocked over by a foul ball that he tried to catch during Monday night's game at Minute Maid Park. It happened in the eighth inning as Tampa Bay Rays batter Matt Joyce hit the foul ball high up into the stands. The fan was in perfect position to catch the ball, but misjudged it and the ball went through his...

With David Price’s Return, The Tampa Bay Rays Need To Make a Move

The line on David Price’s return from the disabled list Tuesday night was encouraging – no runs on three hits in seven innings – as the Tampa Bay Rays cruised to an 8-0 blanking of the home team Houston Astros.  Price could hardly have done better, throwing only 70 pitches, 48 for strikes, with 10 K’s and no walks. Yet while a win may be a win, the Astros are not the team...

Luke Scott's brother has quite an intimidating presence

Meet Tampa Rays designated hitter Luke Scott's younger, albeit larger, brother, Noah. The two recently shared screen time on MLB Network's Intentional Talk. Aside from his large stature, the younger Scott also sports an impressive head of hair, which Luke and the analysts had a bit of fun with. The brothers spoke from Houston, where the Rays were playing a four-game series...

Mark Appel set to make minor league debut

The first overall pick in this year’s First-Year Player Draft is set to make his professional debut. Mark Appel will start for Class A Tri-City in his first minor league start. Drafted as the first selection of the draft by the Houston Astros, Appel received a $6.35 million bonus last month after he failed to sign with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2012. The Astros will keep close...

Rays sign first-round pick Ryne Stanek of Arkansas

The Tampa Bay Rays have signed right-hander Ryne Stanek, the team announced Tuesday. Stanek was selected in the first round, No. 29 overall, in the MLB draft June 6. He will begin workouts Wednesday at the Rays' spring training complex in Port Charlotte, Fla. Stanek, who played at Arkansas, went 10-2 with a 1.39 ERA in 16 starts as a junior. For his college career, he was 22...

Rays' Evan Longoria returns to lineup as DH

HOUSTON (AP) Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing three straight games with plantar fasciitis in his right foot. The All-Star third baseman was Tampa Bay's designated hitter against Houston as he continued to struggle with the condition. Manager Joe Maddon says he did some early work on Tuesday before deciding if he could play and that ...

Rays' Evan Longoria thinks he's close to returning to lineup

As we mentioned yesterday, Evan Longoria is looking to avoid the disabled list despite dealing with plantar fasciitis.  He has been playing through the pain, but is now getting some rest.  However, Longoria feels ready to return to the lineup and is determined to stay off the DL. According to Glenn Sattell of, Longoria hopes to play again within the next couple of days...

Rays activate David Price from disabled list

The Rays are getting the heart and soul of their pitching rotation back. The team has activated star pitcher David Price and optioned infielder Ryan Roberts to Triple-A Durham, according to a report from Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times. Price was placed on the disabled-list after he injured his triceps May 16. The injury may have been a blessing in disguise as Price was struggling...

Carter Hit With Seeds In Post Game Interview

Video: 2 home runs bring the clowns out.

Yunel Escobar Comes Up Big for Rays in 7-5 Victory

Yunel Escobar came up big on multiple occasions for the Tampa Bay Rays, leading his team to a 7-5 victory in extra innings over the Houston Astros on Independence Day. Tampa Bay started off the game with an early 1-0 lead in the first, coming on a groundout by Evan Longoria that would allow Desmond Jennings to score from third. Houston would respond with back-to-back runs in the...

David Price makes strong return with 7 shutout innings

HOUSTON (AP) AL Cy Young Award winner David Price pitched three-hit ball for seven innings in his return from the disabled list and Desmond Jennings had a home run and drove in four runs as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Houston Astros for the second straight night, 8-0 on Tuesday. Price (2-4) had missed the last 44 games with a left triceps strain in his first-ever stint on the DL...

Rays 7, Astros 5(11)

Yunel Escobar drove in three runs, including a tiebreaking double in the 11th inning Thursday that sent the Tampa Bay Rays over the Houston Astros 7-5. Escobar and Desmond Jennings each doubled twice and singled, helping the Rays win for the fifth time in six games. Brett Wallace homered twice for the Astros. Jose Lobaton walked to start the 11th and moved to second on a passed...

Astros fan fails miserably trying to catch ball

Hey, at least there’s a highlight from Monday’s Houston Astros-Tampa Bay Rays game at Minute Maid Park. Well played, sir, well played.  
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