This is a good weekend to hit the Trop to see the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Toronto Blue Jays in an American League East divisional matchup. The Rays know the ladies love third-baseman Evan Longoria, and on Friday the first 10,000 of them can get a free "I (heart) Longo" T-shirt. And after the 7:10 p.m. game — as with every Rays Friday Fest game this season — stay for indoor fireworks. Be warned if you have tots who are frightened of loud noises.
On Saturday (game time 6:10 p.m.), fans can stick around after the game for classic rock by John Fogerty (who better play Centerfield). And on Sunday at the St. Petersburg Times Family Fun Day, the first 10,000 kids ages 14 and under get a Ben Zobrist Zorilla Gorilla Webkinz. Is that fad still hot? Who cares, it's free. Then after the game, kids get to run the bases. Sunday's first pitch is at 1:40 p.m.
Talk about action packed. Get your tickets at the Rays' website at tampabayrays.com.