Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez passed away at the age of 28. The cause of death was later revealed to be by suicide. Please check in on your people. “Struggling in silence is not okay.”
The Rays baseball family mourns the loss of bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez pic.twitter.com/CSasYv7Aqm— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) January 11, 2022
An article my friend @JCTSports wrote about @jeanramirez27.— Tricia Whitaker (@TriciaWhitaker) January 12, 2022
His story and journey to the majors is inspiring. @RaysBaseball pitchers spoke about how much they valued him & how crucial he was to their daily work. https://t.co/UBmDOVxLaw
In happier news, former Rays legend Jake Bauers tied to the knot.
Jeff Passan with the latest on the lockout.
News at ESPN: The details of MLB's proposal today to the locked-out players — and why pitchers and catchers reporting by mid-February gets less likely by the day.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 13, 2022
Free for everyone to read, the story with @JesseRogersESPN: https://t.co/hmjhMR2rWu
Meanwhile, MLB and Apple are in discussions about whether or not I need to pay for yet another streaming subscription to watch the Rays.
In Hall of Fame voting, as if trying to outdo the empty ballot submissions, Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe submitted a one player ballot. That one player was...Jeff Kent? Okay, sure.
Camden Yards will be a little more difficult to go deep, at least to left field.
Camden Yards’ left-field wall will be about 5 feet taller in 2022 and moved as much as 30 feet farther from home plate. Since its introduction in 1992, no ballpark has seen more home runs sail over its fences. #Orioles https://t.co/GCxYdblMMd— Nathan Ruiz (@NathanSRuiz) January 11, 2022
This “mascot takeover” did not go well.
Our mascot, Dillon T. Pickle, has released the following video statement regarding yesterdays scandill. You may be SHOCKED at his response: pic.twitter.com/GdbbhQDNGO— Portland Pickles (@picklesbaseball) January 13, 2022
Skyer Zander of the Koch related Americans for Prosperity writes that taxpayer dollars have a higher purpose than a new Tampa ballpark for the Rays.
Neil has Curtis Mead on his podcast.
A great thread by Travis Snider on life as a ballplayer.
People sometimes ask me.. What is it like to play "Pro Baseball"?— Travis Snider (@Lunchboxhero45) January 15, 2022
Retirement has brought up a lot of different emotions and memories for me. It's given space to think.
16 seasons in professional baseball. Here is a thread on where it has taken me..
Rays made some signings.
The Atlantic League is restoring the mound distance.
The Atlantic League has announced it will restore the mound to its standard distance ahead of next season. Last summer, I wrote about how MLB’s decision to toy with the mound distance (among other variables) nearly resulted in the players striking: https://t.co/WniNf5VUkb pic.twitter.com/XT9s9wwNYr— R.J. Anderson (@r_j_anderson) January 13, 2022
Lastly, if you missed this thread, it is well worth your time.
NFL quarterbacks and what kinda guy they seem like:— Sarah York (@thesarahyork) January 10, 2022