Nick Anderson’s success was a highlight of the year, according to his hometown newspaper.
The shuffle of minor league affiliations has meant the demise of a number of teams, including the Stone Crabs, which held a sort of going out of business sale this past weekend.
Every baseball season has it’s wacky moments. Add in some peculiarities of 2020 (no fans, COVID-19 protocols; new extra inning rules) and you get a lot of these “what was that?” plays. Rays had quite a few of them! From the Marlins 164 roster moves, to Zach Wheeler injuring himself while putting on his pants, this column is worth your time. ($)
If we’ve learned anything this year it is not to make either plans or predictions. But as of now, MLB thinks Spring Training will begin in February, as planned.
Some fun history:
The Players Alliance formed this past season to address inequities within baseball and across the community. Through this initiative, many players donated a day’s salary on Jackie Robinson Day and those funds have been used to provide food, COVID supplies and baseball equipment through a tour of the Pull Up Neighbor program. The group stopped in Tampa on Sunday, with former Ray Denard Span and current Ray Colin Poche on hand.
Another day, another stop on the #PlayersPullUp tour. Today we pulled up in Tampa with the help of our players, volunteers, and @RaysBaseball.— ThePlayersAlliance (@Player_Alliance) January 3, 2021
Ft. Pierce, we’ll see you tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/aQC6qNl4Xe
Math question: at this rate, how many years until Rays overtake Phillies in total wins?