If You Can, Help Our Friend Ro Go On A Baseball Vacation

Last Updated on: 16th January 2014, 11:39 am

Some of you may be familiar with our friend Ro. If you aren’t, you should head over to her blog and get to know her. She’s pretty neat. To get you started, here’s her story. I’m not the type who cares all that much for tagging another human being an inspiration since that word gets thrown around far too often to describe people who are just trying to live their lives, but if I were, Ro would almost certainly make the cut. It’s pretty great to see how far she’s come in spite of where she’s been and where she is.

But enough about where she’s been. Let’s talk about where she’s going, or at least where she’d very much like to go.

Ro is without question the biggest Tampa Bay Rays fan I know. She’s also the only Tampa Bay Rays fan I know, but even if I knew more it would still be hard to imagine a bigger one. Anyway, pretty much since forever, she’s had this dream of being able to go to Tropicana Field to see a game. And because people are still pretty cool sometimes, her fellow Rays fans have been helping her out and it’s turned into a pretty neat fundraising thing that’s gone far beyond anything she expected.

Yes, here comes the pitch. You guys are smart.

If you’ve got a few dollars you’re not using and you want to do a nice thing for somebody who I can tell you is really going to appreciate it, this page will tell you everything you need to know. You’ll even be sending her to see a sure win, since the opposition will be the Blue Jays and they don’t exactly have the best of luck down at the Trop, unfortunately.

And if you don’t have anything to give, no worries. You can still help out by sharing that page with folks who might. Often that’s just as good as a donation.

Speaking of donations, I’m going to post this and then go make mine. Talk to you soon.

Join the Conversation


  1. Wow thanks Steve! I’d like to say I’ll be sorry when my Rays beat your Jays but my guys are 0-3 in games I’ve attended so I’m really really hoping to kill that losing streak. If I don’t, I shall never ever show my face at Tropicana Field or any other field the Rays happen to take to ever again.

    1. Haha I don’t think you’ll have to worry about that. I pretty much take it as a given at this point that when Jays meet Trop, it’s not going to be a pleasant few days in Birdland. If you’re not .500 by the end of the series, you’ll be close. It hurts to write that, but numbers don’t lie.

  2. Yeah but the Jays have had good spring trainings the last two seasons and they ride that momentum into the regular season for quite awhile. They just can’t hold on to it. So I disagree that this opening series is a given but I hope you’re right! Oh and there’s no more curse of the Matt Garza.

    1. I wish the regular season momentum thing were true. It sure wasn’t last year, anyhow. They lost the opener and the game after that…and did they get swept by the Indians? No, I think they won the 3rd game. But anyway, the best part of the season was that bit in June when they won all those games in a row. Don’t forget who stopped that streak, either. It was pretty well all downhill for good from there too. Having Garza gone is nice, though. He was extra hard on us for some reason, at least it always felt that way to me.

  3. Oooooh that’s right. Was it the 2012 season they did well for a bit? Guess I confused that crazy winning streak with the beginning of the season and yeah I had completely forgotten who stopped that. As Celine Dion sings, it’s all coming back to me now.

    1. 2012 was going alright up until July when everyone started getting injured, especially Bautista. Everyone got injured in 2013 too, but the year was already completely in the crapper by that point so it didn’t matter so much. All it did was just rub salt in the wound.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.