2019 Division Series: Astros Shut Down Rays to Clinch

Thursday was the final day of Division Series action with Game 5 of the American League Division Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros. Astros 6, Rays 1 (box score) W: Gerrit Cole L: Tyler Glasnow Cy Young Award candidate Cole won the battle of Pittsburgh Pirates draftees versus Glasnow, striking out ten Rays…

2019 Division Series: Tuesday’s Top Play

After the Yankees sweep of the Twins on Monday night, only one game remained on the calendar for Tuesday: American League Division Series Game 4 between the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays. Rays 4, Astros 1 (box score) W: Ryan Yarbrough L: Justin Verlander S: Blake Snell The Rays got to SP Verlander early, scoring…

Monday Division Series Roundup

After a weekend of Division Series action, Monday brought four Division Series elimination games, but only one team was eliminated as of the end of the night. Here are the current standings: American League #1 Astros vs, #4 Rays HOU leads 2-1 #2 Yankees vs. #3 Twins NYY wins 3-0 National League #1 Dodgers vs.…

Division Series Weekend Top Plays

The Division Series got underway on Thursday with the first National League contests, followed by a full four-game slate on Friday with the beginning of American League action. Here are the current standings of each series: National League #4 Nationals vs. #1 Dodgers LAD leads 2-1 #3 Cardinals vs. #2 Braves ATL leads 2-1 American…

How Do Taxes Work for American Pro Athletes in Canada?

Earlier this week, national baseball writer Jeff Passan published news that the Tampa Bay Rays had received permission to explore becoming a dual city team, playing half of their home games in Florida and half in Montreal, returning baseball to Montreal after a  years-long absence. https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/1141761834434871297 This news prompted many jokes about the team being…

On This Day in 2008: Hard Slide Leads to Bench-Clearing Brawl at Fenway

Here is a story from 2008 that may be of interest to fans who have followed the Anthony Rizzo slide controversy in the Cubs series in Pittsburgh last week, since some familiar names are involved. On June 4, 2008, the Tampa Bay Rays were visiting the Boston Red Sox when Red Sox OF Coco Crisp took…