Best Of 2018

Best new look for a baseball squad: TAMPA TARPONS

No we’re not talking about that fancy, schmancy new stadium the Rays are hoping to open in Ybor City. We’re talking about the MiLB Tampa Tarpons (FKA Tampa Yankees) who’ve adopted the moniker of a class A and D team that played in the area from ‘57-’88 on the way to winning three minor league titles. Sure, the Yanks’ pinstripes are still there, but now I don’t have to even think about muttering the words “Go Yankees” anymore. The new season kicks off in April; home games are played at George M. Steinbrenner Field. 1 Steinbrenner Dr., Tampa. 813-673-3055, tarponsbaseball.com. —RR