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Tag:Rays
Posted on: June 10, 2010 8:25 pm
Edited on: June 10, 2010 10:06 pm
 

He needs a T-O, Bay-bee! Vitale hit by line drive



ESPN yeller Dick Vitale was hit by a foul ball sitting in his normal front-row seat at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, the Associated Press reports .

Vitale, a season-ticket holder for the Rays, was hit in the stomach area by a foul off the bat of Blue Jays leadoff man Fred Lewis, but appeared to be fine after the incident, talking to fans seated around him.

UPDATE: Vitale told the St. Petersburg Times he was fine, "It was scary -- it was a bullet. I've been here for 11 years, never had a line drive come to me. Maybe a popup. I don’t know how that happened."

Vitale said he got a call from the ESPN Baseball Tonight set and also got singed balls by both teams' managers, Cito Gaston and Joe Maddon, as well as Rays special assistant Rocco Baldelli.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: June 10, 2010 3:38 pm
 

Sorry, Rays fans: No go for Go-Go's


It's been a rough week in "long-irrelevant bands playing after baseball games" news.

First, Hall and Oates declared Monday that they were canceling a concert after the July 2 Diamondbacks game in protest of Arizona's new immigration law.

Just when we had started to process our grief over that blow, there's this: The Go-Go's have scrapped their summer "farewell tour" after guitarist Jane Wiedlin suffered a knee injury. Looks like no show after the Rays game on July 10.

But take heart, baseball fans. There will still be postgame concerts this season featuring (really ) LL Cool J, Trace Adkins, Bret Michaels, Lynyrd Skynyrd, REO Speedwagon, Collective Soul, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Lou Gramm, Phil Vassar and Kool & the Gang.

-- David Andriesen

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Category: MLB
Posted on: June 8, 2010 10:51 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:19 am
 

Stephen who? Niemann throws 2-hitter



Continuing the trend of everything on June 8, 2010, mentioning Stephen Strasburg, Tampa Bay's Jeff Neimann threw a better game than Strasburg.

Niemann threw a two-hit complete game, striking out six against the Blue Jays.

Still, even Niemann couldn't avoid Strasburg.

"There was a little buzz going aroudn the dugout," Niemmann said on MLB Network. "I heard he put on a show."

What he didn't say was he needed just 114 pitches to throw nine innings -- take that Strasburg and your 94 pitches in seven.

Niemann is 6-0, while Strasburg is a measly 1-0.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans


 
 
 
 
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