Tropicana Field

Pitcher J.A. Happ of the Toronto Blue Jays is taken off the field after he was hit by a line drive in Tampa on May 7, 2013. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Should Pitchers Wear Helmets? J.A. Happ Injury Revives Debate

Happ’s frightening injury Tuesday left players shaken and revived questions about whether MLB is doing enough to protect its pitchers.


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Hal Steinbrenner On Yankees’ Playoff Fate: ‘Jobs Are Not Riding On This’

“Are jobs riding on this? Not that I know of,” Steinbrenner told reporters outside the Yankees’ clubhouse on Monday. “Jobs are not riding on this. We’ll look at everything in the offseason, as we always do.”


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Sweeny: Joba Chamberlain On Comeback Trail

Joba Chamberlain could very well pitch again this season, if only to tell all of us who doubted him to stick it.


Pitcher R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets tips his hat after his one hit complete game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Dickey Enjoying A Season For The Ages

R.A. Dickey is enjoying a year like no knuckleballer before him and his mastery in controlling the pitch had led to an unbelievable strikeout-to-walk ratio.


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Yankees Acquire Chris Stewart, Option Francisco Cervelli To Triple-A

The Bombers acquired catcher Chris Stewart from the Giants on Wednesday in exchange for right-handed pitcher George Kontos, and Francisco Cervelli was optioned to Triple-A


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Sweeny Says: Trashing The Trop

Tropicana Field really is a strange place. After the weirdness there this week, I’m waiting to see what’s next? The fish tank in right-center explodes? I don’t know if we’ll ever see a new stadium for the Rays, but the old one doesn’t have many supporters.


A fan holds a sign in support of Jorge Posada of the New York Yankees during their game against the Boston Red Sox on May 15, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Yankees Bring Drama, Losing Streak To Tampa Bay

The Rays feel facing the Yankees for the first time in 2011 isn’t a big deal. That may be because the AL East leaders have a more pressing concern. Though, so do the Yankees.


Outfielder Felix Pie #18 of the Baltimore Orioles celebrates the victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on September 29, 2010 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Rays Lose, Yankees Still Within 1/2 Game

Kevin Millwood allowed two hits over seven innings, Felix Pie hit a two-run triple and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Rays 2-0 before a capacity crowd of 36,973 on Wednesday night.


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Yankees, Rays Continue AL East Battle In Tampa

After splitting two extra-inning games, the Yankees and Rays conclude their current series Wednesday night.