Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Source: Karsten Moran for The New York Times

The second night of the three-game Yankees-Rays Series in Citi Field was lackluster at best.  The key aspect of the game however was that the tickets remained at $25 for fans, some of the proceeds would go to hurricane relief efforts and #RAYSIRMA fundraising signs would adorn the Flushing stadium. But the Mets' outfield Apple would not go up for the home team Rays' home runs as witnessed in the Yankee 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay.

Source: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images North America

 “We are grateful to the Mets for opening their doors to us. We are most concerned with the safety of our fans, our families, friends and neighbors," said Rays president Brian Auld in a written statement after MLB made the decision to move the three-game series to Citi Field .

 Source: Karsten Moran for The New York Times

“It was hard probably for a lot of Tampa fans to get there in a sense, because they didn’t know where the series was going to be until Saturday. And for a bad situation, I give Tampa credit for coming here and making it somewhat easy on everyone in a sense. But I thought the fans were great," reported The NY Times.

Source: John Rieti/CBC)

Many of the MLB teams who house their Spring Training facilities in Florida established relief efforts to support the growing number of families across the Sunshine State who lost their homes or sustained large amounts of damage due to Irma's wrath. "The Toronto Blue Jays are deeply saddened by the widespread hurricane devastation currently impacting the United States and the Caribbean," the release said. "To aid in the humanitarian response, the club will be lending support to its baseball families and affected communities in these regions," reports CBC Sports.


Despite the loss last night, fans were treated to NY style baseball and hurricane victims received additional relief MLB-style.  The rubber game is today at 1:10 p.m. and then the Yankees "go home" to host Baltimore on Thursday.

--Suzie Pinstripe
BYB Managing Editor
Follow me on Twitter: @suzieprof

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