Found August 31, 2013 on Minus Twenty-Two:
So, the Bay Bridge closure the weekend has proven to be a thorn in the side of Bay Area residents in at least some way. You don’t have to tell Rays pitcher David Price about it. For some stupid reason, the Rays decided to stay in San Francisco during their series against the A’s this weekend, despite the Bay Bridge (y’know the one major thoroughfare they’d take to get to the Coliseum) being closed for the entirety of their stay. Anyway, there are, of course, other ways to get out of the city by vehicle. None of them, however, to take you straight into Oakland. And then there’s BART, which would have been options A, B, C through Z for any reasonably thinking individual in the Rays’ situation. For less than $10 bucks roundtrip you’ll get to the stadium in less than a half hour from downtown SF. And get this—you get dropped off RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE COLISEUM. Plus, trains are running around the clock with the Bridge closed. Sounds perfect. But multi-million dollar athletes taking publ...

Rays' commute to Coliseum a long one Friday

Tampa Bay starter David Price is certainly regretting his choice to take a taxi to the Oakland Coliseum on Friday. With the Bay Bridge closed all weekend, the alternate route ran him a whopping $202 - and he posted live updates of his frustrating adventure on Twitter during the long journey. ''Hour ride from our hotel in San Fran to Oakland coliseum since the bay bridge...

Rays celebrate Fernando Rodney's rescue from dugout bathroom (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Tampa Bay Rays closer Fernando Rodney got himself locked in the dugout bathroom during the late innings of Friday night's game in Oakland. Coliseum personnel had to get involved and were able to pry the door open to end Rodney's 15 minute ordeal. The Rays celebrated with Rodney once he was finally free, although Rays manager...

Bad day for tired-out Rays only gets worse

Oh, what a travel day for the Tampa Bay Rays. Who could blame this club for being downright beat? First, a cross-country flight from Florida, then an alternate route to the ballpark that pushed two hours because of a Bay Area bridge closure. David Price spent $202 on a regrettable cab ride, then was dealt his first defeat in seven weeks in a 4-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics on...

Rays' Fernando Rodney gets trapped in dugout restroom

It's not everyday you go to the ballpark and see someone locked in a dugout restroom. On Friday night, that's exactly what happened to Tampa Bay Rays closer Fernando Rodney at Coliseum. As the Rays batted in the eighth inning, during a 4-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics, four stadium employees huddled near the restroom door before one pried it open to free Rodney from...

Rays Closer Fernando Rodney Gets Trapped in Dugout Bathroom, Has to Be Rescued by Workers (Video)

The Rays were staging an exciting comeback in the eighth inning on Friday night against the A’s, but there was one integral member of the team who was missing the late-inning dramatics. Tampa Bay’s closer Fernando Rodney was stuck in the dugout bathroom for the majority of the rally, and Coliseum workers had to be called to come and rescue the pitcher. Three workers were...

Rays P Rodney stuck in bathroom

Video: Rays closer locked in the *******!

Fernando Rodney Had Some Issues With A Dugout Bathroom

What was he doing in there?  I never know what he’s doing in there? Rays closer Fernando Rodney has a lot of time on his hands during games, so its understandable that he could accidentally lock himself in the dugout bathroom.  Rodney did just that Friday night in Oakland.  The Rays had to put a crew together to get him out and when they did, Rodney’s teammates gave him a...

Rays offense struggles in 2-1 loss to A's

Alex Cobb did his best to keep Tampa Bay close. The Rays' offense couldn't provide enough support. Cobb threw eight strong innings, James Loney had two hits and Desmond Jennings drove in a run in the ninth and the Rays lost to the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Saturday night. Coco Crisp had three hits, including a home run, and drove in both runs against Cobb (8-3), who lost...

Rays' offensive woes continue in sweep by A's

Just when the Tampa Bay Rays are in need of a nice groove and some momentum for the final month, they are slumping and missing key scoring opportunities. ''It's just one of those things with the offense struggling, it seems like every run we score we have to scrap for,'' right fielder Wil Myers said. Myers was thrown out at the plate trying to score the tying...

Mike Trout clowns with Tampa Bay Rays mascot

Baseball is supposed to be a kids’ game and fun and sometimes we forget that in Major League Baseball.  Los Angeles Angels OF Mike Trout hasn’t forgot, despite a tough year for his team, the reigning American League Rookie of the year had some fun with the Tampa Bay Rays mascot “Raymond” Thursday night at Tropicana Field (courtesy of - David Whitlock Be sure to...

Fernando Rodney got stuck in the Coliseum dugout bathroom (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Reason No. 5,422 why the A’s need a new stadium. H/T Beer Mug Sports

Alex Cobb handed first loss since April as Rays fall to A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Coco Crisp had three hits, including a home run, and drove in two runs, Sonny Gray threw 6 2-3 stellar innings, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Saturday night. Gray (2-2) allowed five hits, walked one and struck out seven and the A's won their fifth in six games to remain two games behind the Texas Rangers in the AL West. James...

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The Oakland Athletics' Jarrod Parker hasn't lost in over three months. It's been seven weeks since the Tampa Bay Rays' David Price last tasted defeat. Parker and Price put their winning steaks on the line Friday night as these AL wild-card leaders open a three-game set in the Bay area. The 24-year-old Parker (10-6, 3.58 ERA) has given the A's a huge lift during...
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