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.
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.
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.
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.