Fire inside Tropicana Field on Opening Day

This might very well be a bad omen for the Tampa Bay Rays heading into the 2018 season. Mere hours before they are set to host the Boston Red Sox on Opening Day a fire broke out in the stadium.

This is stuff we simply can’t make up.

The good news here is that it seems the fire was contained relatively quickly and won’t impact Thursday’s game.

Even then, that’s a heck of a way for Tampa Bay to start the season. It’s coming off a winter in which the team went into complete fire sale mode. It would now appear that everything has come full circle.

Thursday’s game against Boston will pit Rays ace Chris Archer against Chris Sale in what should be a pitcher’s duel between the two AL East rivals.