The Rays had an interesting offseason, with the team electing to part ways with a few of its stars. As a result, the organization was under fire by some of its fans.
Well, as it turns out, an actual fire broke out at Tropicana Field a few hours before the team’s first game of the season against the Red Sox was set to begin. It wasn’t something we normally see on Opening Day.
The team announced it was a grease fire that broke out somewhere on the 300 level of the ballpark.
Firefighters took care of it and saved the day, though.
The game wasn’t delayed, nor were both teams’ warmups on the field, so the fire was forgotten about as quickly as it started. Still, it was an odd way for the Rays to begin their 2018 campaign.