Friday, June 30, 2006

Bringing food into Tropicana Field policy

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays, in conjunction with its concessionaire Centerplate, announced a change in its food policy effective for the 2006 season.
For the first time in team history, fans will be permitted to bring food and certain drinks into Tropicana Field for Rays home games.

Food items in clear packaging (peanut bags, re-sealable plastic bags, etc.) in soft containers small enough to fit under a fan’s seat will be allowed into Tropicana Field. Snacks for children, soft-sided juice containers and non-alcoholic beverages are also permitted.

Prohibited items include cans, thermoses, ice chests, bottles, glass containers or any other non-collapsible container or object deemed hazardous by the Devil Rays.

The Rays will become the only major professional sports team in the Tampa Bay area to allow fans to bring food into its venue.

Thursday, June 29, 2006


(With kudos to Sandra of I May Be Knitting A Ranch House.)

Friday, June 23, 2006

Ain't it the truth!

"There is just something therapeutic about knitting that clears your mind," said Laura Metzer, a former Tampa Microsoft executive and art gallery owner who took up knitting last year at 42. "It's peaceful, almost spiritual. It's the new yoga."

Read the rest of the story here.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


A photo of the interior of Dorinda's Yarn Shop in Tampa, taken on May 23, 1956.

Photo credit: Courtesy of the Special Collections Department, University of South Florida. Digitization provided by the USF Libraries Digitization Center.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The very first Devil Rays Stitch N' Pitch is Saturday, September 9, 2006. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Project Linus.