Alexa Harley

Alexa Harley

Hello, my name is Alexa Harley. Im a second-year journalism sports and media student at the University of Florida. I am from Fort Myers, FL and grew up a Tampa Bay Rays fan. My dream would be to either be to work as a sideline reporter for a professional sports …

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Rays quiet until the 7th, but end game in a tie

It was 65 degrees at CoolToday Park in North Port, Fl, when the Atlanta Braves hosted the split-squad Tampa Bay Rays. These two organizations coexist nearly 15 miles from each other, but both were anxious for a victory Saturday afternoon. Strong pitching display Mike Foltynewics took the mound for the …

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Kevin Cash’s Spring Training Round-up

Kevin Cash took the Tampa Bay Rays back into the post-season last year. Prior to the 2019 World Series bid, the Rays had not been in the playoffs since 2013. Now coming into an entirely new season, Cash is excited for what he has seen from certain players all throughout …

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Kevin Cash & Derek Shelton: a new rivalry

On Thursday, March 4, two former colleagues faced off against each other for the first time both as managers. Tampa Bay Rays skipper Kevin Cash went up against the Pittsburgh Pirates manager Derek Shelton, who was formerly the hitting coach for the Rays until his 2016 departure. Former boss turned …

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Derek Shelton plans on generating a new Pirates attitude

The 2019 season was not a positive one for the Pittsburgh Pirates. They finished last in the N.L. Central with a record of 69-93. Looking to spark a new way of winning, the Pirates hired Minnesota Twins bench coach Derek Shelton, who is no stranger to baseball. Shelton’s MLB history …

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A day at JetBlue Park: food, views, and more…

Down in the southwest side of Florida, there is a ballpark that mirrors that of its northern counterpart. JetBlue Park at Fenway South hosts the Boston Red Sox for their spring training season. The ballpark opened in 2012 and has become a staple of spring in Fort Myers, Florida. Upon …

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