Alex Heeren

Staff Writer

Alex Heeren graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Telecommunication (which, to this point, he has yet to use for anything of value). He has worked for a variety of broadcast stations including covering sports for WRUF, hosting All Things Considered for WUFT-FM, and directing, editing, reporting, and being generally helpful for WUFT-TV's daily news program. He is currently a middle school teacher and has a problem with sleeping too much.


Rays Offense Explodifies All Over Red Sox 9-2

Home runs power the Rays offense over the Red Sox in Boston Thursday night, as the Rays pull to within 3 games in the wild-card race.

Upton Leads Explosive Offense, Shields Awesome As Rays Sweep Sox 9-1

This was supposed to a pitchers battle, with the Rays’ ace James Shields going against Red Sox ace lefty Jon Lester. Fortunately for Rays fans, only Shields decided to show up to the game this...

Shields and Lester Face Off At 1:40 With The Rays Playoff Hopes At Stake

At this point in the season, when the Rays have a pitching matchup that they like (e.g. Jeremy Hellickson vs Kyle Weiland) they have to win those games to stay in the post-season hunt. While last...

Longoria, Jennings Walk Off Vs. Red Sox

There’s something about a walk-off victory that tends to wipe the rest of the game from your mind. Throughout extra innings, you stress about the mistakes Farnsworth made in the ninth, and that...

Jeremy Hellickson And The Rays Try To Keep Cutting Boston’s Wild Card Lead.

The Rays hope to gain ground on the Boston Red Sox in the Wild Card race in a battle of two rookie pitchers. Jeremy Hellickson takes on Kyle Weiland in Weiland's second big-league start.

Who's The Man In The Middle? A Look At The Bucs' Middle Linebackers.

Rookie Mason Foster sat atop the team's first official depth chart at middle linebacker, but former USF star Tyrone McKenzie will be sure to make a competition out of it.

Reid Brignac is Back, Ruggiano to DL

After playing 11 games for the Durham Bulls, Reid Brignac is back in the bigs, replacing seldom-used backup OF Justin Ruggiano, who is heading to the DL with left knee bursitis apparently sustained...

Rays Fall To Oakland 8-0, Cobb To Hospital After Game

There are two essential parts to winning a baseball game: scoring runs and preventing runs. The Rays didn’t do much of either tonight. They scored 0 runs, which generally doesn’t win you many...

Go Go Gadget Offense! Rays Host Athletics at 7:10

                Rookie right hander Alex Cobb takes the bump for the Tampa Bay Rays tonight in his fourth start since being recalled from AAA Durham. Over that span, Cobb has a 1.86 ERA...

What's Up With That Rays' Bullpen?

The Rays have called on 7 Durham Bulls to join their bullpen -- in July alone. What is the Rays' front-office thinking?

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