Clark Brooks

Clark is originally from Benton Harbor, Michigan but has lived in the Tampa Bay area for over 20 years now. That means he has fond memories of watching the Tampa Tarpons play at Al Lopez Field and the Buccaneers in orange uniforms doing whatever you want to call what they were doing in Tampa Stadium. Over the years he's written about sports in the Tampa Bay area in a number of different forums: * Featured columnist ("Deep in the Cheap Seats" - minor league baseball), America On Line, 1999-2002 * Featured columnist ("Clark Calls It" - Tampa Bay Devil Rays), www.devilrays.com, 2001 * Featured columnist ("Struck By Lightning" - Tampa Bay Lightning), Tampa Bay Sports Network, 2001-2002 * "Fan Phases: Exhibition Season" an article published in the May-June 2001 issue of Rays magazine, official game program of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays He also helped produce "Ten at the Top in Tampa Bay", a documentary film project to celebrate women leaders and promote mentoring, and has had articles published at local web sites "Sticks Of Fire" and "Brand Tampa", as well as his own "Ridiculously Inconsistent Trickle of Consciousness", a somewhat silly look at pop culture and current events that several otherwise reasonable people claim to enjoy.


This Week's Lightning Action: The Closest Thing We've Seen To A Homestand In A Long Time

A battle for 2nd place within the Southeast Division against Atlanta leads off a three-game homestand for the Lightning.

We've Come A Long Way, Baby.

Within the context that sports reflects society, and vice versa, Luke Scott's remarks really aren't all that shocking.

Final Score From Vancouver: Lightning 5, Canucks 4 (OT)

Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) – Steven Stamkos’ one-timer found the back of the net only 34 seconds into overtime to give Tampa Bay a 5-4 victory over Vancouver at Rogers Arena. Martin St. Louis...

Final Score From Edmonton: Oilers 4, Lightning 3 (SO)

Final Score: Edmonton 4, Tampa Bay 3 (SO) Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) – Jordan Eberle was credited with the winner and Linus Omark notched the clincher in the shootout as Edmonton got past Tampa...

Lightning Acquire Minor League Center From Bruins

From an official team press release: TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired center Levi Nelson from the Boston Bruins in exchange for left wing Juraj Simek, Vice President and General...

A Punch In The Gut: Carl Crawford, Boston Red Sox

Boston. Why did it have to be...Boston?

Looks Like A Done Deal: Carl Crawford To Boston

Around 11:30PM, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe posted this via Twitter: Source: The Red Sox have a seven-year, $142 million deal done with Carl Crawford.   About five minutes later, Ken...

Rays Will Deal Bartlett To San Diego

Although not officially announced, the Rays have reached an agreement to trade shortstop Jason Bartlett to the San Diego Padres in exchange for relief pitchers Adam Russell and Cesar Ramos.

So Long, 'Los

Rays fans can't help but be appreciative for what Carlos Pena has meant to the team and wish him luck as he moves on.

Cubs Sign Carlos Pena To One Year Deal

Carrie Muskat of MLB.com is reporting via Twitter that the Chicago Cubs have signed Rays free agent first baseman Carlos Pena to a on- year contract, believed to be in the $10 million range. A...

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