ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Following a three-game set in Baltimore, the Tampa Bay Rays return to Tropicana Field to host the New York Yankees (August 23-25) this weekend. The Rays then head to Kansas City on Monday for one game (the makeup game from May 2, which was postponed due to inclement weather) before hosting the Los Angeles Angels in a three-game series (August 27-29).
During the weekend series vs. New York, the Fernando Rodney Figurine is again available exclusively through the purchase of a Tampa Bay Times Ticket Tandem. A Ticket Tandem includes a ticket to any of the three games plus the special edition figurine (only available through this offer) capturing Fernando Rodney's "Shoot the Moon" celebration. This package may not be combined with any other offer. For Ticket Tandem details, visit raysbaseball.com/tandems.
When gates open for Saturday's Rays-Yankees game, the first 10,000 fans will receive a Moore Cowbell, presented by Dairy Queen.
Newly-inducted Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Warren Sapp is scheduled to throw out the first pitch prior to Saturday's game.
The Rays Wives will also host the third annual Mystery Ball to benefit All Children's Hospital on Saturday when the Rays play the Yankees. Wrapped baseballs autographed by Rays players and All-Stars from around the league will go on sale at Gates 1 and 5 when gates open for $40 each. Because each baseball is wrapped, fans will not know whose autograph they received until after purchase. There will also be a silent auction of game-used and one-of-a-kind Rays items.
Prior to Sunday's 1:40 p.m. game on August 25, kids 14 and under will receive a Jennings the Jet Action Figure (while supplies last), modeled after Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings and presented by RE/MAX.
Due to the make-up game at Kansas City scheduled on Monday, August 26 against the Royals, the 2013 Maddon's Summer Social has been canceled. The Rays apologize for any inconvenience and have issued a full refund of all donations for this event. With any additional questions, please contact the Rays Community Relations Department at (727) 342-5719 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rays and Angels will meet for the first time this season on Tuesday, August 27 at 7:10 p.m. For this game and all remaining Tuesday home games, the Tampa Bay Times will offer buy two, get two free outfield seats. This offer is available online through raysbaseball.com/timestwofortuesday via coupons that will appear regularly in the Times leading up to each Tuesday home game.
Along with the Times Two for Tuesday deal, additional ticket specials are available at raysbaseball.com to encourage fans to attend "One More Game." In partnership with WDAE 620 AM/95.3 FM, 1,000 lower level seats at Tropicana Field will be available online through raysbaseball.com for $9.53 for all remaining home games, subject to availability (sold out during August 23-25 Rays-Yankees series).
TAMPA BAY TIMES FAMILY FUN DAY-Every Rays Sunday home game will feature free parking for cars with four or more passengers and a variety of activities for kids on the concourse, all now free courtesy of the Tampa Bay Times. Following the game on August 25, don't miss Kids Run the Bases and the Center Field Shuffle after the game.
TICKETS-Tickets for Rays 2013 regular season home games are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Rays Tampa Store (400 N. Tampa St.) and the Gate 1 Tropicana Field Box Office, as well as over the phone at 888-FAN-RAYS and 1-800-745-3000, or online at raysbaseball.com.
GATES OPEN-Monday through Thursday, 1½ hours prior to game time; Friday through Sunday, two hours prior to game time.