The Tampa Bay Rays played The Texas Rangers on October 4, 2011. The Rays ended their AL wild-card streak, losing 4-3.
The Tampa Bay Rays play the Texas Rangers for Game 2 in Texas! Final score: 6-8 (Texas)
The Rays beat the New York Yankees to clinch a playoff spot in the 2011 playoffs!
Despite a fifth-consecutive winning season, the Rays have been unable to find consistent support in
Over those past five years, the Rays have made the playoffs three times and just fell short of another appearance
They averaged just 19,255 in attendance per game, which is good enough for dead last in the entire
“I’ll let you draw your own conclusion,” Selig said Thursday, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. “I think it’s a conclusion that’s pretty obvious.
This isn’t a change in stance by the head
"They need a new ballpark, there's no question," Selig said, according to AP Reporting (via ESPN). "I talked a lot to Stu Sternberg and he's talking to people. He and I have had many conversations, and we'll just monitor the situation. He's doing what he should do. He's there, he's talking to all parties trying to see what he can do.
Selig plans to speak again with Rays’ principal owner Stuart Sternberg soon for an update on the situation.