New York Yankees Vs Tampa Bay Rays Tickets
It goes without saying that Baseball is one of the four most watched sports all across the nation. In fact it is also one of the four major sports in the country as well, along with football, basketball and hockey. And when it comes to baseball, there’s no other league that understands and presents the baseball action as Major League Baseball does. Having some of the finest baseball teams in its roster, Major League Baseball is as high as it gets, as far as the sport of baseball is concerned in United States. Similarly, when it comes to getting the best of the sport, nothing beats the excitement of a MLB game. Every year, with its pre, regular and post season games, MLB attracts thousands of fans of the sport, with the number increasing with each passing year. Major League Baseball came into existence in 1869, and presently it comprises of 30 professional baseball teams. All the teams in the league hold the highly talented baseball players, coming from different parts of the nation.
Every year, MLB’s regular season is full of exciting match ups between all its teams. And among many of fixtures this season is the New York Yankees VS Tampa Bay Rays. Both the teams have on field rivalry with each other, which is why a match between these two is intense as well as well awaited. New York Yankees are the most popular and successful Major League Baseball franchise, without a shadow of a doubt. Their popularity reigns supreme not only in one state, but all across the nation.
The franchise was formed in 1901 as the Baltimore Orioles, and is one of the eight charter members of American League. As Orioles, the team played for two seasons before moving to New York in 1903. After relocation the team was named New York Highlanders, but later the name was set to Yankees in 1913. The team plays its home games at the Yankee stadium, which happens to be the one of the most famous sporting venues in the world. Although the team moved to a new stadium in 2009 but it was also named the Yankee Stadium. Yankees lead the pack both, in terms of revenue and World Series Titles. After winning their most recent title in 2009, the team now has twenty seven World Series Titles to its name in addition to forty American League Pennants. Due to their performance and past successes, Yankees enjoy widespread fan base all across America.
Tampa Bay Rays, on the other hand, are not as experience and old as the Yankees, as the franchise was founded in 1998. Although the franchise isn’t as experienced as the Yankees, but in its previous history, Rays have shown potential for being a competitive team in the league. Having some of the bright stars of the sport, Rays’ performance has been improving in the past couple of years. The team came into existence in 1998 as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and ever since then they have been playing their home games at the Tropicana Field. So far the team has claimed a total of two division titles, the most recent of which came last year in 2010. In addition they also claimed their first and only America League pennant in 2008. The team’s name and the colors were changed in 2007 by the majority owner Stuart Sternberg.
Being the American League East Division members, Yankees and Rays had a pinch of rivalry between the two from the very beginning, mainly because Yankees hold their spring training games in Tampa. But this rivalry was further sparked up following the incident that occurred during spring training game in 2008. Ever since then, Yankees and Rays have had heated rivalry on field. Being a fan of either of the teams, you’re not going to want to miss this one. So before all the tickets roll out, you better make sure that you have your New York Yankees VS Tampa Bay Rays tickets in hand before that happens.
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