Tampa Bay Rays Podcast

“This Week in Rays Baseball” features Chris Adams-Wall bringing you in-depth interviews that help you get to know Rays players, coaches, and executives on a personal level, plus weekly news and notes. “Here To Stay” will bring you an inside look into all the latest information and insight from the people closest to the Historic Gas Plant District Development Project.

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Here to Stay: Roger Curlin
In episode 14, Neil is joined by Roger Curlin, Executive Director of the EDGE Business District Association. He shares his thoughts on St. Petersburg’s growth over the years, what excites him most about the development project and how he thinks it will impact the trajectory of an already thriving community.
11 min
2
Michael Johns & Austin Shenton
Chris Adams-Wall is joined by Rays 1st base coach Michael Johns, infielder Austin Shenton, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times & Associate Director for Management at the Kennedy Space Center Burt Summerfield on This Week in Rays Baseball.
55 min
3
Here to Stay: Thomas Mantz
In episode 13, Neil sits down with Thomas Mantz, President & CEO of Feeding Tampa Bay.
11 min
4
Stu Sternberg & Kevin Cash
Chris Adams-Wall is joined by Rays owner Stu Sternberg, manager Kevin Cash, 2nd baseman Brandon Lowe & voices of the Rays Andy Freed & Neil
61 min
5
Here to Stay: Freddy Williams
In episode 12, Neil sits down with Freddy Williams, President & CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast and Tampa Bay. They discuss the organization's mission, the importance of mentorship and apprenticeship programs and why development projects like the Historic Gas Plant District are so important for young people in the community.
14 min
6
Countdown to Opening Day with Chris Adams-Wall
Chris Adams-Wall is joined by pitcher Phil Maton to chat about joining the Rays & Shane Baz to talk about returning from injury & more!
23 min
7
Countdown to Opening Day with Chris Adams-Wall
Chris Adams-Wall sits down with Rays pitcher Zack Littell & infielder Curtis to discuss how their Spring Trainings have been & more!
23 min
8
Here to Stay: Alex Schapira
In episode 11, Neil sits down with Alex Schapira, a director at Hines and new St. Pete resident. They discuss his impressions of the area, how projects like this will become the future of development and what he envisions as St. Petersburg continues to grow into a destination.
11 min
9
Ryan Pepiot & Alex Jackson
Chris Adams-Wall sits down with new Rays Ryan Pepiot & Alex Jackson to talk about how their springs are going, being traded to the Rays & more!
28 min
10
Naoyuki Uwasawa & Jonny DeLuca
Chris Adams-Wall sits down with new Rays Naoyuki Uwasawa & Jonny DeLuca to talk about joining the team, how spring training is going & more!
23 min
11
Here to Stay: Terry Marks
In episode 10, Neil meets up with Terry Marks, Chief Executive Officer at the St. Pete Arts Alliance. They discuss her passion for the arts, the importance of partnerships that help foster artistic growth and creative expression and what impact the development will have in the local arts community.
10 min
12
Ricardo Taveras, Enrique Oliu & Chris Westmoreland
Chris Adams-Wall is joined by Rays Spanish Broadcasters Ricardo Taveras & Enrique Oliu as well as Team Travel Director Chris Westmoreland.
23 min
13
Junior Caminero & Rodney Linares
Countdown to Opening Day with Chris Adams-Wall
23 min
14
Here to Stay: Matt Silverman & Brian Auld
In episode 9, Neil, Andy and Chris sit down with Tampa Bay Rays team presidents Matt Silverman and Brian Auld.
13 min
15
Tyler Alexander & Carson Williams
Chris Adams-Wall is joined by Rays pitcher Tyler Alexander & #2 prospect Carson Williams on Countdown to Opening Day.
22 min
16
Josh Lowe & Brady Williams
Countdown to Opening Day with Chris Adams-Wall
23 min
17
Here to Stay: Arminda Mata
In episode 8, Andy sits down with Arminda Mata, President & CEO at Ybor City Museum Society and the Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House. They discuss how baseball became so popular in the area, what it means to the community and why it's so important the team is here to stay.
8 min
18
José Caballero & Kyle Snyder
Chris Adams-Wall is joined by new Ray José Caballero to talk about joining the team & pitching coach Kyle Snyder on the 2024 rotation
34 min
19
Zach Eflin, Matt Silverman & Brian Auld
Countdown to Opening Day with Chris Adams-Wall
23 min
20
Here to Stay: Zach Allee
In episode 7, Neil is joined by Zach Allee, Principal & Senior Architect at Populous. They discuss some unique opportunities to consider when building a new ballpark, what fans can expect and how it will bring the community together - even in the off-season.
10 min
21
Countdown to Opening Day - Ep 1
Andy Freed, Neil Solondz & Chris Adams-Wall are joined by Erik Neander & Kevin Cash with a surprise visit from MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred
61 min
22
Here to Stay: Michael Harrison
In episode 6, Neil talks to Hines Senior Managing Director Michael Harrison about the company’s history with the Rays, what expertise they bring to the project and their commitment to the advancement of the Historic Gas Plant District.
16 min
23
Here to Stay: Everald Colas
Here to Stay Series
14 min
24
Here to Stay: Anddrikk Frazier
Here to Stay Series
12 min
25
Spring Training: What to Expect
Chris Adams-Wall is joined by Marc Topkin to discuss what to expect during Rays Spring Training, the 2024 MLB Hall of Fame Class and more!
33 min