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Tino Martinez thinks Derek Jeter has what it takes to run Marlins

Tino Martinez thinks Derek Jeter has what it takes to run Marlins

The sale of the Miami Marlins to Derek Jeter and his partners (a guy named Michael Jordan is also chipping in) awaits approval by Major League Baseball. But Jeter’s friend, former teammate  and fellow Tampa resident Tino Martinez never dou...
Published: 08/18/17
Fennelly: An apology to Roberto Aguayo

Fennelly: An apology to Roberto Aguayo

The other day, writing about the Bucs waiving kicker Roberto Aguayo, I began this way: “Goodbye-o.” It thought it was funny and meant no harm. It sounded like Aguayo’s last name, which happens to end in ‘o.’ But it was T...
Published: 08/14/17
Tim Tebow: The difference between Tebow and 'Timmy'

Tim Tebow: The difference between Tebow and 'Timmy'

The Tim Tebow Tour continues tonight when Tebow and the St. Lucie Mets again play the Tampa Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field. As part of All Things Tebow, the Times spoke with Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen, who was Florida’...
Published: 08/11/17
Rays playing zombie baseball at worst time

Rays playing zombie baseball at worst time

ST. PETERSBURG Despite piling up two runs, the Rays fell again to the Red Sox on Wednesday night. At least we can now drop that winning the AL East nonsense. At the worst possible time – as if there is ever a good time – the Rays are roll...
Published: 08/10/17
Go figure, or try to figure, AL wild card chase

Go figure, or try to figure, AL wild card chase

ST. PETERSBURG Rays fans, here are some important Tropicana Field tips: Think about bringing your own food. Think about bringing six sets of eyes. This might be a moot point if the Rays never hit again, but the art of scoreboard watching has become a...
Published: 08/09/17

Wade Boggs happily returns to the Trop

ST. PETERSBURG Baseball Hall of Famer and 3,000-hit man Wade Boggs, who retired as a Ray after the 1999 season, is back at Tropicana Field for this two-game series against the Red Sox. Boggs, 59 and Tampa’s own, is serving as a Red Sox TV analy...
Published: 08/09/17
Will someone take a stand and hire Colin Kaepernick?

Will someone take a stand and hire Colin Kaepernick?

Jay Cutler now works for the Miami Dolphins. Colin Kaepernick works for no one. No, he doesn’t fit many NFL offenses. But that’s a sham at this point. The man deserves a chance. So far, not one NFL team agrees, even with all the drif...
Published: 08/07/17
Steve Bartman, Lord of the Rings

Steve Bartman, Lord of the Rings

LOS ANGELES, the year 2023 A 22-year-old fan fell out of the stands, haphazardly ran onto the field at Dodger Stadium on Monday night and kicked away a ground ball headed for a sure double play late in the Dodgers’ eventual 3-2 loss in Game 3 o...
Updated one month ago

Bucs have reached that crossroads

TAMPA Welcome to the proving ground. Bucs training camp begins today. Hard Knocks and flop sweat. Work and more work. The Bucs are competing against recent history. That history is going on 10 seasons. The numbers are staggering. There is no way arou...
Updated one month ago
Fennelly: Slumping Rays can't wave white flag

Fennelly: Slumping Rays can't wave white flag

ST. PETERSBURG Buck Showalter and his Baltimore Bladders were back at it against the Rays on Tuesday night at the Trop, where, the whole world knows by now, there is no bathroom in the visitors bullpen. Showalter, who mentioned it after the Orioles w...
Updated one month ago