Biscuits to host Rays in Exhibition Game A Likelyhood
I heard from what I consider a reliable source that when the Biscuits release their 2014 Promotional Schedule in September it will include an Exhibition Game against the parent club, The Tampa Bay Rays.
The game could take place at Riverwalk Stadium on or around Saturday March 29th, which is the weekend before the Biscuits season opens. The Rays are thought to be bringing the full 40 man roster for the game.
This has been in the works for some time and could be an indicator that the Biscuits and Rays will extend their Player Development Contract, which is currently set to expire after the 2014 season. When the Bulls and Rays reached the same kind of extension in 2009 the agreement included an exhibition game vs the Rays in Durham, so this is kind of a standard reward and a tasty cookie for Biscuits indeed.
The Rays vs Biscuits exhibition game has been whispered about all year, appearing on season ticket holder surveys and mentioned by long time fans who have a way of picking up subtle indicators from their own team as well as signals from opposing managers.
It would be a great boost at the turnstile to bring a big league team to the city and mark the first time the Biscuits had played a non-Southern League team.
Im sure we will all look forward to confirmation of such an exciting game!