Champa Bay News
- Morning After Thoughts: Legacy solidified - Matthew Esteves, Raw Charge: Back-to-back Stanley Cup hoisting for the Tampa Bay Lightning put them in rarefied air.
- The moment the Bolts clinched, in the words of the great Dave Mishkin!
- City of Tampa to hold Bolts Stanley Cup boat parade Monday - WTSP10: The clear-cut best way to have a championship parade is a boat parade!
- The Cup issues a warning to the Bucs QB and noted boat parade party animal:
- ‘Champa Bay’: Exploring the new golden age of Tampa sports - Steven Taranto, CBS Sports
- Brett Phillips gave his congrats to the reigning champs:
Congratulations to the @TBLightning on their Stanley Cup Championship!— Maverick Phillips (@Brett_Phillips8) July 8, 2021
P.s. When I was going through the farm system back in 99’ alongside Stamkos and Kucherov I knew these boys were gonna be ELITE one day! But Back 2 Back!? UNBELIEVABLE #Titletown pic.twitter.com/hpSGMQoD78
- 7-inning no-no still worth celebrating - Adam Berry, MLB.com: The Rays put the No in “Notable Achievement”
- Rays ready for a more normal but still challenging draft - Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times: The All-Star break is not just about the Futures Game, Home Run Derby, and the All-Star Game this year. The draft is also packed into the same celebration week.
- Rays ‘in good position’ with No. 28 pick - Adam Berry, MLB.com: The Rays may be picking near the bottom of the rounds, but still, lots of opportunities to sit back and add more talent to the best farm system in the sport.
- Tampa Bay Rays 2021 First Round Draft target: Trey Sweeney - Kasey Kuhrts, Rays Colored Glasses
- 2021 Draft Preview - Eric Longenhagen and Kevin Goldstein, FanGraphs: Must read to get you set for the draft.
- Mock Draft 2.0 - Eric Longenhagen and Kevin Goldstein, FanGraphs: What’s a better way to get psyched for a draft? A mock draft to get the discussions and dreams going!
- Ohtani might just be a real-life superhero - Mike Petriello, MLB.com: Finally, not related to Rays, Bolts, or Champa Bay at all, this is just a must-read, a fantastic piece from the always tremendous Mike Petriello about perhaps the most exhilarating player in baseball: Shohei Ohtani.