Take me out to the ball game; you don't have to ask us twice! Dishonorable Mention hits the road in the Bank of American Suite at Tropicana Field as the Tampa Bay Rays continue their playoff push vs. the Seattle Mariners during a Wednesday matinee. Dr. Karla Mastracchio is out on assignment so it's Ernest, Becca, and Chris on (or near) the diamond! 

During the course of our stay we brought on two special guests; today's guest is Rays' President Brian Auld for his podcast debut. This will be a two-part episode so stay tuned for our second guest!

  • 0:42: #RaysUp with special guest Rays President Brian Auld discussing his teaching career, road to the Rays, partnerships with area little leagues, and the St. Pete community.
  • 12:35: What place is the City of St. Petersburg in? What are its successes and challenges? 
  • 18:37: Brian tells us about the Rays support of Community Tampa Bay.
  • 20:44: Let's talk Rays playoff push; (This was recorded just prior to the Rays thrilling 7-6 walk-off victory vs. the Mariners,) Chris' batboy experience and minimum wage.
  • 25:56: #1 hit on Brian's 14th birthday. 
  • 27:41: Let’s talk about that Montreal proposal.
  • 32:54: What three things would you like listeners and citizens to do to help the Rays?
  • 42:10: Would the two city deal, with Spring Training in St. Pete be a huge economic driver for the city?
  • 48:18: We bid farewell to Rays President Brian Auld and talk about President Trump's latest antics before the game starts. 
  • 50:46: Chris tells us his vote for the call for a special session in the house pertaining to gun safety. 

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