The opening home game for the Tampa Bay Rays is today! The Rays will be hosting the NY Yankees with the game starting at 3:10pm. Today’s game is completely sold as well as tomorrow’s game. There are still some tickets available for Sunday’s game at 1:40pm. The last few years the Baltimore Orioles have been here for the home opening games so this is something new & different.
The roads here in St Pete started getting crowded as early as 10 this morning. From our office window we have been watching 4th Street getting more & more back up with cars sporting Rays flags & banners and the various local radio station vans as they make their way to Tropicana Stadium. Fans started arriving at the stadium as early as 9am to begin their tailgating feasts and parties. There people from all over the country and Canada here to watch the game. When we leave the office or in my case, leave from my home as well, we just carefully plan our routes to meet our clients and add a few extra minutes onto our schedule. We don’t mind at all-it’s actually kind of fun and exciting to all the various fans. The spirit of the whole city soars. Wish I could attend the game but alas, I must work and try to catch the tail end of it on TV at a sports bar. As always, GO RAYS!!!