The King's neighbor
INF Joe Inglett, who lives in Akron, Ohio, in the offseason, said his house is down the street from one owned by LeBron James. "If I walk there, it's probably 10 minutes," he said. So what's the difference between the two homes? "There's security in front of his," Inglett said. "Every time I go by, there's someone out front trying to check out his place. Of course, he's never there."
RHP Jeremy Hellickson, the expected fifth starter in the rotation, is scheduled to make his second spring appearance, getting the start and throwing 2-3 innings.
RHP Chris Archer, the key prospect acquired in the Matt Garza trade this offseason, is very thoughtful and engaging — and that includes on his Twitter account. Archer, or ChrisArcher42, says he'll get up each morning and try to tweet something that will make followers "think a little differently, even if it's for just two minutes." Some are his own thoughts, others things he has read or seen. Like his tweet Monday: "Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind" — Bruce Lee
Rays vs. Marlins
When/where: 1:05 today; Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte
TV/Internet radio: Sun Sports; raysbaseball.com audio
Tickets: Reserved seats $19-$27, berm/boardwalk $10. raysbaseball.com, Ticketmaster, Tropicana Field and Charlotte box offices, Tampa team store.
Gates open: 11 a.m.
Directions: Driving time from bay area is 1½-2 hours. Suggested route: I-75 south to Exit 179 (Toledo Blade Road), west 6½ miles (crossing U.S. 41) to El Jobean Road (SR 776), right 2 miles, complex on the left.
Parking: $10; lots open at 10.
Rays information: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS)
Pitchers: Rays —Jeremy Hellickson, Kyle Farnsworth, Juan Cruz, Joel Peralta, Adam Russell, Andy Sonnanstine; Marlins — Anibal Sanchez, Ryan Webb, Mike Dunn, Randy Choate
Who is this Ray?
He led AL rookies in wins last year with 12 and tied for the AL rookie lead in ERA (4.07, with the Mariners' David Pauley). The avid hunter and fisherman shot and bagged a 300-pound black bear with a crossbow in September on an off day in Toronto.
Wednesday: at Marlins, 1:05. Rays — Wade Davis; Marlins — Chris Volstad
Thursday: at Yankees, 7:05. Rays — Chris Bootcheck; Yankees — TBA
Friday: Red Sox, 7:05, Rays — Andy Sonnanstine; Red Sox — TBA
Saturday: at Twins (Fort Myers), 1:05. Rays — TBA, Twins — TBA
Who is this Ray answer: RHP Wade Davis
21: Yankees, 7:05
22: at Red Sox, 7:05
24: at Astros
27: at Pirates
28: at Yankees, 7:05
29: at Red Sox
30: vs. Blue Jays at Tropicana Field, 4:10
Joe Smith, Times staff writer