Monday, November 19, 2018

Writers

Meagan Bens, Times Staff Writer

Meagan Bens is a 2018 summer intern for the Tampa Bay Times.



Kirsten Karbach, 27, of Clearwater, is distracted by Phinley, the Clearwater Threshers mascot, who laments a strikeout call in the Threshers' Radio Room during Wednesday's play-by-play broadcast of their game with the Bradenton Marauders at Spectrum Field in Clearwater. Karbach, who recently celebrated her 500th broadcast, is one of three women broadcasting with a minor league affiliate this season. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]

In Clearwater, this woman is crafting a unique baseball career

CLEARWATER ó The voice of the Clearwater Threshers grew up a couple hours down the coast, listening to Dewayne Staats and making annual family trips to the Trop.The giveaway to what Kirsten Karbach would become, however, should have been her...
Updated: 3 months ago
SCOTT PURKS | Special to the Times

HomeTeam 100 football countdown: Players 11-20

Our seventh annual countdown of the top 100 football players in Tampa Bay — consisting of athletes who attend a public or private school in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco or Hernando counties. Past performances — spanning the fall,...
Updated: 4 months ago
Bucs fans cheer at Tampa Bay's 2017 season opener against Chicago at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON   |   Times

Reaction to Raymond James Stadiumís new smoke and tobacco-free policy

Raymond James Stadium became a smoke- and tobacco-free venue Wednesay after the Tampa Sports Authority voted...
Updated: 4 months ago
Members of the American Outlaws, a fan group for the U.S. men's national soccer team, cheer while making their way into Raymond James Stadium just prior to the U.S. game against Martinique for the Gold Cup in 2017 in Tampa. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]

Tampa to host U.S. menís national soccer ĎKickoff Seriesí

The third game of the U.S. men's  national soccer team's "Kickoff Series" against Colombia will be Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium, U.S. Soccer announced today.Colombia will be the fifth team in the top 20 of the...
Updated: 4 months ago
Raymond James Stadium is now smoke and tobacco-free. [Tampa Sports Authority]

Raymond James Stadium is now a smoke and tobacco-free venue

Raymond James Stadium became a smoke and tobacco-free venue today, according to an announcement from the Tampa Sports Authority.A new smoke and tobacco-free policy prohibits the use of cigarettes, chewing tobacco, cigars, e-cigarettes and...
Updated: 4 months ago
[JIM DAMASKE | Times]Jake Bauers joins in the Rays' batting barrage with a home run during a victory over the Angels. [[JIM DAMASKE   |   Times]]

Rays bats come up big in win over Angels

ST. PETERSBURG — After three straight losses against the Orioles in Baltimore and a day off, the Rays came alive at bat in their first game against the Angels, scoring 10 runs in the first four innings, including seven in the fourth, and won...
Updated: 4 months ago
Courtesy of Clearwater Academy International

HomeTeam 100 football countdown: Players 31-40

Our seventh annual countdown of the top 100 football players in Tampa Bay — consisting of athletes who attend a public or private school in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco or Hernando counties. Past performances — spanning the fall,...
Updated: 4 months ago
Big County Preps

HomeTeam 100 football countdown: Players 91-100

Our seventh annual countdown of the top 100 football players in Tampa Bay — consisting of athletes who attend a public or private school in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco or Hernando counties. Past performances — spanning the fall,...
Updated: 4 months ago
Tampa Bay Rays
With a capacity of 30,842, the proposed ballpark would be the smallest in the majors. Rays officials and architect Populous say the design is part of a trend toward more intimate stadiums.

Tampa Bay Rays dream big but follow trend in plans for smaller stadium

TAMPA ó When it comes to filling a ballpark, the Tampa Bay Rays are Major League Baseballís perennial bottom-dweller.The team has finished last in average attendance the past six seasons at Tropicana Field. As of the All-Star Game, the seasonís...
Updated: 4 months ago
An artist's rendering of the Tampa Bay Rays proposed new ballpark in Ybor City. [Courtesy of Tampa Bay Rays]

Sports Illustrated on Rays stadium: If they build it, they should pay for it

As the Rays revealed their dream ballpark with hopes to make Tampa a baseball destination in the future, it came with a hefty price tag. A price tag of almost a billion dollars.Rays team president Brian Auld said the team doesn't have...
Updated: 4 months ago