As the title suggests, we’d love to put together some X-Rays Spex Rays game viewing parties/group meet-ups. The only problem; we haven’t a clue of any locations that you, dear reader, frequent — ones that would be hospitable to such activities. That’s where you come in! What spots do you frequent around the Bay Area? Is your spot suitable for such activities? Personally, I like Old Northeast Tavern in St. Pete, but that’s just me. Click the link to the survey. The sooner, the better. After all, the sooner you let us know, the sooner we can put something together! Please note, we’d prefer to support locally owned businesses. X-Rays Spex viewing party/group meet-up survey.
In Rays centric news, word has come down the pike that the Rays have placed RHP reliever Jeff Niemann on the 15-day DL with shoulder soreness. Yeah…that didn’t take long. Brandon Gomes will take Niemann’s place on the 25-man roster for the duration of his stint on the DL. As per Roger Mooney of TBO, Niemann said he’s been fighting something “for awhile.” Felt it was going in “right direction.” Had a set back this week. Roberto Hernandez beat out Niemann for the fifth spot on the starting rotation this spring. Niemann has yet to see any official action out of the pen.
Rays 4/5/13 Starting Lineup:
- I’d reckon this view of Thursday’s Longoria/Zobrist running kerfuffle clears up the controversy. The question now is whether Longo will own up to what is, clearly, his running error.