2015 Tampa Bay Rays Schedule
The Tampa Bay Rays are ready to hit the diamond in 2015 and do battle with the best
teams in the American League, providing a steady stream of thrills as they look to round into form and once again swing their
way towards the top of the standings. In 2014, the Rays dealt with some injury issues but still battled their way to a respectable
season, showing the type of nature they have as they have gained a reputation of being a squad that is never easy to take
a series from. After showing some major potential in 2014, the Rays will be looking to take another step forward with the
franchise in the ultra-competitive A.L. East, the division routinely considered the very best in all of Major League Baseball.
that's why you can count on Tropicana Field to be absolutely hopping with great fans all season long, as this is a fan base
that definitely knows how to head out to the stands and show some love for the home team. Over the years, the Rays have put
together one strong team after another and continue to be a major factor in the A.L. East despite all types of powerhouse
competition, earning them the respect of sports fans all over Florida and making them a team to watch out for every single
season. If it's been a while since you've seen a game at The Trop, or if you never have, it's the perfect time to change that
as the Rays look to make their mark in 2015.
It's certainly not only about the home games, however, as the Rays have
a strong fan base that shows up wherever they do. When the Rays hit the field for an exciting road game, the crowd is sure
to be buzzing with anticipation, and it doesn't get much better than cheering for your favorite team in foreign territory.
Put down the remote, grab your favorite team gear and hit the road for an amazing road matchup loaded with nail-biting moments
that you'll be talking about well after it's over, as seeing your team pull down a road can – in many ways – be
even more satisfying than watching a home win. Either way, the 2015 schedule is brimming over with possibilities, giving you
plenty of reasons to snag your team gear and get engulfed in the buzz surrounding the Rays.
Tampa Bay Rays Team
With a roster that features some of the most talented young players in the major leagues, the Rays should have
a roster that can compete with any other team in the American League. Of course, it helps that the Rays have talented pitchers
like Chris Archer, Alex Cobb and sluggers like Evan Longoria, giving you plenty of reasons to head out and see if they have
what it takes to go all the way to the top. As the Rays look to put it all together and bring home plenty of wins this season,
it simply doesn't get any better than watching the Rays as they head out to take down the rest of the deeply talented American
The MLB Experience
The Tampa Bay Rays are usually a competitive team, which is always a recipe
for dedicated fans that love to come out and see their team play. That is definitely the case for the Rays, who have a loyal
following of die-hards that refuse to miss a home game. Join these passionate sports fans in the stands this season by taking
in a Rays' game in person. When the game is up in the air and the Rays are looking for a clutch hit to seal the deal, the
experience will completely speak for itself, and you might even end up kicking yourself for not making it out to see them
in action a whole lot sooner. Though the TV experience is better than nothing, it's in the stands with the rest of the passionate
fans that the entire experience gets taken to a completely different level that you're simply not going to find anywhere else.
Tampa Bay Rays History
The Tampa Bay Rays were founded in 1998 as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, though the franchise
would ultimately drop the "Devil" from their name in 2008 and now are simply known as the Rays. The Rays got off to a rough
start in their history, which is to be expected from an expansion franchise. What those losing seasons did, though, was allow
the Rays to stockpile talent in their farm system with their high draft picks, and eventually those kids grew up and are now
top players in the American League. This Rays team made it to their first, and currently only, World Series in 2008, but this
is a team that certainly has the chops to return to the biggest stage in baseball.
Tampa Bay Rays Trivia
holds the Rays record for highest slugging percentage?
The answer is Carlos Pena, who went off in 2007 while hitting
a franchise-best.627 for the season. Pena wasn't done setting single-season records there either, as he also belted a franchise-high
46 homers and drove in 121 runs, which also stands as the all-time mark for the Rays.
Tampa Bay Rays Fans
though Tropicana Field is an absolute must if you're a Rays fan, road games can be just as exhilarating, though that's not
something you're going to learn sitting at home talking about how you want to do a road game some day. Come out for an unbelievable
game filled to the brim with some of the best ballplayers in the world, as there is nothing close to seeing a slice of America's
Pastime alongside thousands of your fellow baseball fans. With the Rays looking to pull their talented roster together and
challenge in a very good overall division, games are sure to be loaded with skyscraping homers, dramatic punch-outs and nail-biting
moments that will have you creeping closer and closer to the edge of your seat throughout another drama-filled regular season.