Tropicana Field


After I mentioned Tropicana Field as one of the factors in Joe Maddon sudden departure from Tampa Bay, a reader from that area contacted me to say that the problem with that park was its location.


There seems to be one surprising managerial move every year. This year, it’s the news that Joe Maddon had opted out of his contract and left the Tampa Bay Rays.


Two weeks ago when the Orioles were in Wrigley Field, one of the relief pitchers noted that there were hard seats in the bullpen. The Cubs had much more comfortable chairs.


Tropicana Field isn’t on any list of “must visit” ballparks. It’s a dome and not very attractive from the outside, but on the inside, it’s kind of cool.


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Blake Bortles threw for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth to lead Central Florida to a 38-17 rout of Ball State in the Beef `O' Brady's Bowl on Friday night.