Rays pitcher bummed he didn’t get tweet from President, meets First Lady at ballpark in Cuba


Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer tweeted President Obama to see if he was available to meet up, grab a coffee and hang out in Cuba.

When the president didn’t respond, Archer went to the next best thing: the First Lady. The pitcher even put in a smiley face emoji to entice the First Lady to meet up.

Sadly, neither one of them responded to Archer’s tweets.

However, Archer did get to meet the first family at the ballpark, where they chatted at length.

According to the Sporting News, Archer got an explanation from Michelle Obama, but is still hoping for a Twitter response.

“The First Lady said they can’t get back to everybody,” Archer said. “A lot of times it’s other people actually checking it for her, because they don’t have time to scroll through Twitter. They have, first of all, a family, and they’re running the country, but it was all playful and hopefully I get a response and if not, I’m totally content with the interaction today.”

Archer has not heard back from the Obamas on Twitter. Yet.

Nevada Senate vote on proposed A’s stadium in Las Vegas extended until next week

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CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada Senate adjourned Thursday without voting on a financing bill for a proposed $1.5 billion Las Vegas Strip stadium for the Oakland Athletics, extending the special legislative session into the next week amid negotiations over whether to contribute $380 million in public funding to the project.

The measure can still be amended by lawmakers, and if it passes the Senate it would still need approval from the Assembly before going to the desk of Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo, who has expressed support for it. Both the state Senate and Assembly are adjourned until Monday.

In a hearing that began Wednesday and stretched into the early morning hours Thursday, lawmakers peppered tourism officials and a representative from a firm partnering with the ball club with questions about the feasibility and benefits of financing such a deal.

Public funds for the stadium would mainly come from $180 million in transferable tax credits and $120 million in county bonds. Backers have pledged that the creation of a special tax district around the proposed stadium would generate enough money to pay off those bonds and interest. The plan would not directly raise taxes.

The A’s would not owe property taxes for the publicly owned stadium. Clark County, which includes Las Vegas, would also contribute $25 million in credit toward infrastructure costs.

A’s representatives and some tourism officials say a deal would further grow Las Vegas’ developing sports scene and act as an economic engine, but a growing chorus of economists and some lawmakers warn that the project would bring minimal benefits for the hefty public price tag.

How to watch the LA Dodgers vs Tampa Bay Rays: TV/live stream info, full Sunday MLB game schedule

It's the LA Dodgers vs Tampa Bay Rays as the 2023 MLB season continues on Peacock this Sunday!
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It’s the LA Dodgers vs Tampa Bay Rays this Sunday, May 28 as all of the MLB fun continues on NBC and Peacock. The Sunday Morning MLB package will broadcast a total of 19 exclusive live games. Click for the complete 2023 MLB on Peacock schedule as well as how to access exclusive content.

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Every week, the broadcast booth will feature announcers from the participating teams. Talent for this week’s LA Dodgers vs Tampa Bay Rays game will include play-by-play announcer Brendan Burke who will be joined by analysts Orel Hershiser and Brian Anderson.

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How to watch the LA Dodgers vs Tampa Bay Rays:

  • Date: Sunday, May 28
  • Time: 11:35 AM; Live coverage begins at 11:00 AM ET
  • Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Live Stream: Peacock

What other MLB games are on this Sunday?

*All times are listed as ET

LA Dodgers vs Tampa Bay Rays – 11:35 AM

Texas Rangers vs Baltimore Orioles – 1:35 PM

San Diego Padres vs New York Yankees – 1:35 PM

St. Louis Cardinals vs Cleveland Guardians – 1:40 PM

Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers – 1:40 PM

Washington Nationals vs Kansas City Royals – 2:10 PM

Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins – 2:10 PM

San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers – 2:10 PM

Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs – 2:20 PM

New York Mets vs Colorado Rockies  – 3:10 PM

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics – 4:07 PM

Miami Marlins vs LA Angels – 4:07 PM

Boston Red Sox vs Arizona Diamondbacks – 4:10 PM

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Seattle Mariners – 4:10 PM ET

Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves – 7:10 PM

Be sure to check out NBC’s Circling the Bases Fantasy Baseball podcast for the latest baseball analysis, injury news, and storylines surrounding the 2023 MLB season!

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