Investigators say alleged Little League arsonist Brian Gashi made a big
league blunder during his getaway. After burglarizing and torching Plains
Little League's press box and concession stand early Jimmy Choo Flats Saturday, Gashi left his cellphone
behind, police said.
PRINCETON — Question: What minor league affiliate has been playing more
seasons than its major league parent?
Answer: The Princeton Rays.
Say what? Jimmy Choo Boots
The Rays have been playing baseball in Princeton since the 1997 Appalachian
League season. The Tampa Bay Rays played their first game in the 1998 major
league season. Tampa Bay’s minor league teams all began playing a year
before the big league club.
Tuesday evening, the Princeton Rays will open the 2012 Appalachian League
season, hosting the Kingsport Mets at Hunnicutt Field. In the time left, Rays
General Manager Jim Holland said lots of work is still in store for him, his
cadre of interns, grounds crew and volunteers.
The countdown for the arrival of the players is underway, but there will not
be a big uniform arrival this season.
“The team arrives on Friday at various times of the day,” Holland said.
“Players are allowed to drive now, if they have vehicles, to come up here, but
they must have a buddy with them to drive and they are required to stay
overnight. They will be leaving Port Charlotte (Fla.) on Thursday morning after
the workout, arriving in Princeton at Jimmy Choo Booties various times Friday.
“Our fliers will be landing in Charleston at 3:00, Friday, then they will be
bused to Princeton. We will have workouts right now scheduled from 6-8:30 p.m.
on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, to be followed by six home games. It’s a busy,
long time for us.”