Longoria makes a dream come true
Actis and Longoria got to hang out before the game. (Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Rays/Erik Ruiz).
Alex Actis, a 13-year-old student at St. Petersburg's Meadowlawn Middle School got to spend Wednesday afternoon fulfilling his dream of meeting Rays 3B Evan Longoria.
Through the Children's Dream Fund, Actis, who is undergoing treatment for renal cell cancer, arrived at the Trop by limo, played video games with Longoria, exchanged gifts and hung out for more than an out.
Actis has been a Rays fan since 7 and attends games with his grandfather. He also got to meet several other players, received a Rays jersey and engraved bat and got to stick around for the game.