Remaining exhibition games
Ticket into: Reserved seats $19-27, berm/boardwalk $10/12. Available through raysbaseball.com and Ticketmaster, at Tropicana Field and Charlotte Sports Park box offices, Tampa team store.
All games 1:05 unless noted
14: at Orioles
15: vs. Phillies
16: vs. Red Sox
17: at Red Sox, 1:35
19: at Tigers
20: at Twins, 7:05
21: vs. Jays
22: vs. Orioles, at Pirates
23: vs. Twins
24: at Yankees
25: vs. Pirates, 7:05
26: at Phillies
27: vs. Jays
28: at Orioles, 7:05
29: at Tigers
30: vs. Tigers at Trop, 1:10
Play of the day
Hooters girl Priscilla — we tried but that's all we could get, as she declined comment — drew manager Joe Maddon's praise for her inadvertent "play" on a fair ball down the leftfield line by Shelley Duncan, who was given a double. "She moved her feet well," Maddon said . "I thought she presented her hands to the ball very well also. The overall package was very, um, efficient."
And there's a game
Today will be busy in Port Charlotte, in addition to the Rays-Red Sox game. Among the activities: a free pregame concert by the B-Street Band, a Bruce Springsteen tribute group; Cal Ripken throwing out the first pitch and signing his children's book, Wild Pitch; Cecil Fielder in a Rays uniform in the Adopt-a-Legend program; principal owner Stuart Sternberg making his first spring appearance; and Sun Sports' first telecast.
Number of the day
11,022 Bright House Field record crowd on Saturday.
INF Sean Rodriguez is a family man and has shown it this spring in the two games that his three children — Sofia, Sean Jr. and Vanelope — have attended, homering both times.
Who is this Ray?
He was a kinesiology major at Rice before being a first-round pick. Was cut from his middle school basketball team in favor of NBA-er Emeka Okafor. Recently turned 30.
Rays vs. Red Sox
When/where: 1:05 today; Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM
Tickets: Reserved seats $19-27, berm/boardwalk $12. Available through raysbaseball.com and Ticketmaster, at Tropicana Field and Charlotte Sports Park box offices, Tampa team store.
Gates open: 11 a.m.
Directions: Driving time from the bay area is 1½-2 hours. Suggested route: I-75 south to Exit 179 (Toledo Blade Road), go west 6½ miles (crossing U.S. 41) to El Jobean Road (SR 776), go right 2 miles, complex is on the left.
Parking: $10, lots open 10:30
Rays information: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS)
Pitchers: Rays — Matt Moore, Josh Lueke, Juan Sandoval, Enny Romero; Red Sox — John Lackey, Clayton Mortensen, Chris Carpenter, Andrew Bailey, Junichi Tazawa, Daniel Bard, Steven Wright
Matt Moore has not been sharp in his first two outings, showing flawed mechanics and slightly reduced velocity.
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer
Monday: vs. Twins, 7:05. Rays — Roberto Hernandez; Twins — TBA
Tuesday: vs. Yankees, 1:05. Rays — Alex Cobb; Yankees — TBA
Who is this Ray? RHP Jeff Niemann