David Archuleta will sing in seventh-inning stretch
Friday night's starting lineup is pretty squeal-inducing. We mean the entertainment lineup, not the players. Local saxophonist B.K. Jackson will perform the national anthem before the first pitch, and American Idol star David Archuleta will sing God Bless America during the seventh-inning stretch. Ceremonial first pitch lineups for the weekend are also set. On Friday, 11 original season ticket holders have been invited to throw the first pitch. On Saturday, noted Rays fan and college basketball icon Dick Vitale will have the honors. The 11 honorees Friday are Jack Critchfield, Clearwater; Bette Ra Ivey, Largo; David Parry, Brandon; Dr. Pedro Morales, St. Petersburg; Mark Donohue, St. Petersburg; Gene Oliver St. Petersburg; Russ Cosser, Treasure Island; Beth Di Roma, Largo; Jeff Albrecht, Sarasota; Pedro Bajo, Tampa; John Shoppell, St. Petersburg Beach.