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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 is closed...nice timing!! Expensive ride...'' Price said, then added, ''ha $202 dollar ride today.''
On the day he was scheduled to pitch against the A's, too.
Manager Joe Maddon took the team bus, leaving at 2 p.m. and arriving at the ballpark at 3:45. But Maddon had bargained on a one-hour trip and left his headphones behind. While he had a fully charged cellphone and iPad, he opted to use the time planning a cross-country offseason RV trip.
The Rays headed south on Highway 101, then crossed the San Mateo Bridge instead, with a short trip up 880 North after that. With it bei...
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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...
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Tampa Bay Rays closer Fernando Rodney got himself locked in the dugout bathroom during the late innings of Friday night's game in Oakland.
O.co 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...
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 O.co Coliseum workers had to be called to come and rescue the pitcher. Three workers were...
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...
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...
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...
When Tampa Bay acquired Jesse Crain from the White Sox last month, they knew they were taking a risk. Anytime an injured player is involved in a trade it's risky. In Crain's case, he had already had some setbacks with his recovery prior to the Rays making the deal. Now, it's possible that Crain doesn't ever pitch for the Rays - at least not this season.
A KID'S GAME
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 MLB.com) - David Whitlock Be sure to...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- There is work to do out West. There are problems to fix, focus to regain.
The Tampa Bay Rays leave to start a 10-game swing against the Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners after a week so far thats short on anything good and long on questions.
The Rays' record since Sunday: 1-4.
The Rays' opportunity ahead: Still plenty....
The Rays are set to hit the September stretch run but are stumbling to get to the starting line.
Tampa Bay dropped the rubber game of a three-game set against the Los Angeles Angels suffering a 2-0 loss in front of 15741 for Thursday’s get-away day matinee. Jake Odorizzi (0-1) did an admirable job in a spot start allowing just one run on four hits in five innings of work but the...
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.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Jason Vargas allowed two hits over seven innings and the Los Angeles Angels held off the Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 on Thursday.
The Rays have lost four of five, and are top of the AL wild-card standings with Oakland. The Angels have won five of six.
Vargas (8-5) gave up a leadoff double to Desmond Jennings in the first and Ben Zobrist's sixth-inning infield...