Live from Disney, Day 2
There was a huge line of cars backed up and thousands of people streaming toward The Ballpark at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex a few hours before the second game of the Rays' home-away-from-home series.
But they were all headed to the Olympia High graduation on the Disney property. How many thousand show up for the 7:10 game will be a further barometer of whether this was a good idea for the Rays to come over.
At this time, there is no word yet on the status of CF Rocco Baldelli, who left Tuesday's game with a left hamstring strain. If he ends up on the DL, which seems most likely, expect Greg Norton to be activated, though he may be limited to DH and pinch-hitting duties.
The Orlando media gave the Rays a fair amount of play Wednesday morning, though with some interesting angles, such as columnist Mike Bianchi's observation on where the Rays' next stadium will be:
""In fact, you could say this is the best tactical move the Devil Rays have ever made. This is brilliant marketing strategy and shows that Sternberg is at least looking at the bigger picture. He's already gone on record as saying the Devils Rays want a new stadium in the next few years. And is there any question that stadium will be on the Tampa side of the Bay near the I-75/I-4 corridor -- within an hour's drive of Orlando?"
For a look at their main story, take a look at: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/local/orl-devilrays1607may16,0,4732584.story?coll=orl-sports-headlines