Archive for the ‘Tampa Bay Rays’ Category

Gambler sent threatening messages to athletes, including Rays players

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Dan Sullivan of the Tampa Bay Times reports that a gambler, 23-year-old Benjamin Tucker Patz, sent hundreds of threatening messages to athletes, both professional and college, over Facebook and Instagram. Several of those players were on the Rays, identified in the criminal complaint by their initials: E.P., A.K., T.P., and C.R. We won't bother deducing which players the initials are referring to, but it's not a terribly difficult endeavor. A member of the White Sox, identified as A.C., and two other unnamed Rays players were on the receiving end of Patz's vitriol.

Sports bettor ‘Parlay’ Patz charged with threatening to behead athletes and their familes

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Threatening to behead college and professional athletes and their families. According to an affidavit provided by the Department of Justice, Patz used multiple anonymous accounts to send graphic threatening Instagram messages to MLB, NFL and college athletes connected to games he's suspected of wagering on. The DOJ news release announcing the charges focuses on threats Patz allegedly sent to four Tampa Bay Rays players and one Chicago White Sox player after a July 20, 2019 White Sox win over the Rays.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. MLB notebook: Veteran LHP Hill to miss half of 2020 Free-agent left-hander Rich Hill underwent elbow surgery following the 2019 season and will miss approximately half the 2020 season, the 39-year-old told the Orange County Register on Monday. Hill underwent a procedure known as "primary revision" to repair a re-injury to the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching arm.

MLB: NFL star takes stunning one-handed grab in Rays’ match

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

OJ Howard, a Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end, was a spectator as MLB equivalent Tampa Bay Rays were in action against Houston Astros.

Wednesday Sports in Brief

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Yandy Diaz slugged baseball's lowest spender into a matchup with mighty Houston, Charlie Morton silenced the powerful Athletics on the mound, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Oakland at its own game 5-1 in the AL wild-card round Wednesday night. Diaz hit a leadoff homer and went deep again in the third inning. Avisail Garcia hit a two-run drive in the second, and Morton had all the support he needed as Tampa Bay advanced to face the AL West champion Astros in a best-of-five Division Series after Houston won a major league-best 107 games this season.

Arians confident Buccaneers not far from playoff contention

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Tampa Bay's bid to lure Bruce Arians out of retirement and back to the NFL included a pitch from baseball manager Joe Maddon. The 66-year-old coach grew up in York, Pennsylvania, not far from Maddon's hometown of Hazelton. Maddon, 64, managed the Tampa Bay Rays for nine years before moving on to the Cubs in 2015.