Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and News Channel 8. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald. Roger has also covered Florida, South Florida and Florida State football, the Bucs and the Lightning.
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Price gets it going
Posted May 7, 2008 by Marc Lancaster
Updated May 7, 2008 at 03:29 PM
TORONTO—Good afternoon from Rogers Centre. Still seems weird to call the ol’ Skydome that, even though I never set foot in this place when it was called the Skydome. But whatever.
Some early news of the day from the Rays, and positive news at that. David Price started an extended spring training game against the Phillies today. He allowed two hits (both opposite-field singles, we’re told) and a run in three innings, striking out four without issuing a walk. He threw 47 pitches.
Other than that, it appears pretty quiet—at least on the visiting side. Everyone’s attention up here is focused on the Maple Leafs, who fired their coach today. I don’t see tonight’s humble Rays-Jays game getting much play in tomorrow’s newspapers on this side of the border…
Oh, and I can’t leave without passing along this late-breaking news from that ever-diligent Rays marketing department: two new acts (well, the acts aren’t exactly new) have been added to the Saturday night concert series: Gilberto Santa Rosa will perform following the June 14 game and (I wouldn’t make this up) Loverboy will take the stage July 5. Nothing says American independence like an aging group of rockers from Alberta, eh?