Good morning, Tampa Bay! Hope everyone is safe and well. Here in Land O’ Lakes, the last few Elsa bands are passing through, but it looks like the damage is minimal. Our yard pretty drenched, but there’s no real damage other than some small limbs down. Today’s doubleheader is still on as planned.
In non-storm news, the Rays are calling up top prospect Vidal Bruján to replace the injured Manuel Margot, and Xavier Edwards is going to the Futures Game.
More on #Rays planning to call up Brujan for doubleheader vs. #Indians, and to keep him around for a while with Margot heading to IL. Also Xavier Edwards is going to Futures Game https://t.co/7qSSV5Wj6h— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) July 6, 2021
Mike Zunino is an all-star.
Brandon Lowe on the worst year of his life.
Tricia Whitaker is missing all the fun.
If you need me, I’ll be in the middle of no where Indiana w/ no cell service (glorious❤️), for a family reunion. The most precious times with the fam & my nieces & nephews, who as posted, are better than any trainer will ever be— Tricia Whitaker (@TriciaWhitaker) July 6, 2021
I’ll be back for more @raysbaseball Friday pic.twitter.com/bQPOdtNtk5
In other Team Tampa Bay news, the Lightning look to bring the Cup back to Tampa tonight.
This is the perfect response to Aroldis Chapman.
Dawg were not asking you to storm Normandy we just need 3 outs https://t.co/2g5NSSRVl6— Jake Weiss (@jman379) July 6, 2021
The Angels had an Ohtani pillow giveaway on Monday.
Snooze in style— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) July 4, 2021
The first 14,000 fans at the Big A this Monday will receive an Ohtani Pillow! Click below for more info and to secure your seats.
These New Era font caps are really something.
Dear New Era,— All Sports Culture (@ASCSportsMedia) July 6, 2021
These are the WORST hats ever. Oh wait, I forgot about the clipart hats that were launched a month ago pic.twitter.com/4cCIupFjZo
Meg Rowley is concerned.
have we considered that maybe someone at new era has been taken hostage and is trying to communicate via the bad hats?— Meg Rowley (@megrowler) July 6, 2021
There’s never a right time to eulogize someone during a broadcast, but during a Nick Castellanos at bat is definitely the wrong time.
Looks like the Jays are headed home to Toronto.
Blue Jays source confirms (as reported by @Sportsnet & @TheAthleticTO) that they have municipal and provincial approval to return to Toronto this summer. The club has submitted an application to the Canadian gov't, which is their final hurdle. They're "hopeful" to return July 30.— Chris Horvatits (@ChrisHorvatits4) July 5, 2021
Rowdy Tellez will not be joining them, as he was traded to the Brewers for old friend Trevor Richards. Which means that Rowdy and Vogey are now teammates.
These two guys are now on the same team pic.twitter.com/oAF4FvbUBk— B/R Walk-Off (@BRWalkoff) July 6, 2021
Stay safe. Here’s a water puppy.