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SI.com’s MLB Ball Girls and Dance Team Gallery

SI.com has posted a sizeable gallery featuring photographs of Major League Baseball cheerleaders, dance teams and ball girls.  To view the gallery, click on the image below.

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Cheerleaders…yep, that’s one way to modernize America’s past time.

Step up to the plate! The Houston Astros Shooting Stars Auditions are THIS weekend!

Talkin’ baseball? I’m all for it! Spring training, pitchers and catchers, cactus and grapefruit leagues, bring them on!

The Houston Astros Shooting Stars Auditions are here! More info at this link…

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Tampa Bay Rays “Turn Back The Clock” Game

The attendance problems of the Rays are well documented but it’s not for lack of trying. The Tampa Bay Rays always field a competitive team and their fan promotions are second to none. This past weekend they beat the Red Sox in a “Turn Back The Clock” game including retro (but hideous) uniforms.

The Ray Team performers also went all in by finding outfits and music straight from the 1970’s. It always a good day when the Sox lose but the promotion added extra enjoyment to the game.

Good job to the Ray Team for a fun show.

Enjoy the following photos and album.

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Rachel, Khrystle and Kiana

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Zoe, Lacey, Brittany and Tyra

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Eli, Lorenza, Zoe, Amanda, Brittany and Lacey

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Valerie, Kiana, Khrystle, Lorenza, Rachel, Eli, Tyra

[Ray Team Gallery]

[Ray Team Website]

The “Ray Team” of Tampa Bay MLB

The Rays have updated the names and photos of their interactive co-ed entertainment squad. We added some pictures from Saturday’s game versus the Texans to our Rays album. Enjoy.

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Rachel with sisters Khrystle and Kiana

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Clockwise from left–Loki, Sleepy, Mario and Mouse

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[Ray Team Gallery]

[Ray Team Website]

The “Ray Team” Of Tampa Bay

The Ray Team is an interactive entertainment squad that performs at Tampa Bay Rays home games, including involvement in video features, live promotions, choreographed dances, and many other activities for Tropicana Field fans.

Here’s some photos from the season opener. The Rays web site hasn’t updated the 2015 roster with names of members yet.

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[Ray Team Gallery]

Photo of the Day – April 7

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Members of The Ray Team entertainment squad greeting fans at Opening Day.

All In The Family For Tampa Cheerleaders

It’s all in the family for these attractive Tampa cheerleaders. Karen Bittinger of the Buccaneers and her younger sister Alyssa, a first year Hockey Lightning Girl, are both energizing the Tampa Bay fans into rooting for their respective teams.

Karen has been dancing on the Buc’s sideline for the last 3 years and prior to that was skating and performing as a Lightning Girl over 4 seasons and also did a stint as a member of the Rays cheer squad at Tropicana Field. A line co-captain the last two years, Karen narrated the Buccaneer’s nutritional and fitness education presentations on the team’s web site. Karen is a certified fitness professional who teaches group BodyAttack, a high intensity cross fit cardio exercise program. She proudly admits to being a passionate gym rat so look her up if you’re ready to tackle your overdue new year resolution to get into shape.

Sweet baby sister Alyssa also exhibits great athleticism as she won Summit, held at Disney World, the largest national (maybe world?) cheerleading competition. Alyssa maintains a very busy schedule between cheering, coaching, work and college classes. Along with Karen, Alyssa enjoys training and mentoring youth for the nationally acclaimed Florida Top Dog All Stars (cheer performers). Alyssa is getting to experience the added excitement of NHL Playoffs this year and Karen will be cheering on the cheerleaders.

These two women are intense and competitive so of course I had to ask some tough questions–who’s abs are tighter, who’s prettier? They both got one vote each. Haha. Two classy, talented young ladies–they represent Tampa Bay well. Their photogenic features make my job easy.

Karen & Alyssa representing their teams at Tampa’s Gasparilla Parade

Karen & Alyssa coaching at cheerleader tournament

Karen at last year’s draft day party

Thank goodness Karen doesn’t know when to come out of the rain

Karen during 2013 season

Alyssa at opening game of playoffs

Alyssa pregame on the Thunder Plaza

Alyssa with teammate Isabella

[Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders]

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Rays Defeat Blue Jays In Season Opener

The Tampa Bay Rays treated their sold out fans to an early and decisive knockout of the Blue Jays on opening day. The Rays have retooled their offense and with their strong returning pitching are hoping to capture the very elusive Eastern Division crown this season. We will see if the Sox, Yanks, Birds, Jays will roll over.

The “Ray Team” was originated in 2006 as an interactive fun squad. They redefined themselves this year by going co-ed. Along with Raymond, they do a good job to entertain and energize the fan base.The Rays are one of a very few select MLB organizations to employ a “cheer group”.

Opening day is always electric, Tropicana Field is especially a great place to bring children. Enjoy the photos:

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Tampa Bay Rays Eliminated By BoSox

The Rays were sent packing Tuesday by the rival Red Sox. In the end, Tampa’s bats were just not there to overcome even the slightest of pitching shortcomings. The offense is anemic and the pattern is evident that the Rays do not have enough hitters to advance far in baseball’s postseason.

The good news is that Tampa Bay is one of the few MLB franchises to use a cheer group for their fans. The “Ray Team”, comprised of guys and gals, are an energetic interactive squad who greet and mingle with fans before and during every game at Tropicana Field.

We added some photos from the night to our Rays album–enjoy.

[Ray Team Photo Gallery]

[Ray Team Official Site]

SI.com: MLB Cheerleaders

Sports Illustrated has a great set of photos of spirit teams across Major League Baseball. Click here to check them out!

Cheers for the Tampa Bay “Ray Team”

I attended opening day this week of the Rays game with the Orioles. Action pack contest with a couple of lead changes before Baltimore put the win away late. Took a few photos of the Ray Team, the interactive energetic entertainment squad, as they bounced all around Tropicana Field cheering and dancing with the fans. Opening day is always electric–fun day to be at the ballpark. Enjoy the photos:

Pre-game pose

Greeting fans in the parking lot.

Enthusiastically throwing souvenirs to the fans.

Another pre-game pose.

[Ray Team Gallery]

Audition for the Miami Marlins Energy Team TOMORROW!

The Miami Marlins are looking for the most talented female & male dancers, cheerleaders, gymnasts and break dancers to become part of the 2013 Miami Marlins Energy Team! Click here for details]

The Miami Marlins Energy Team is a high-energy squad with a unique mix of gymnastics, hip-hop, acrobatics, modern jazz funk and break dancing. The Energy Team will provide excitement and entertainment during Miami Marlins homes games and appearances throughout the community.

If you are multi-talented, have great stage presence, strong technique, innovative in your art, a unique style, a team player, open minded and a readiness to learn – The Miami Marlins is looking for you !

Ø Perform on the field at the New Marlins Ballpark

Ø Exposure through media, high profile events and community relations

Ø Receive Extensive Training in various styles by the best choreographers & coaches in Miami and get paid for it ! All Rehearsals, games and community appearances are paid events.

Ø Become part of one of the best and most unique entertainment teams in Miami

OPEN AUDITIONS FOR DANCERS, CHEERLEADERS, GYMNAST & BREAK DANCERS !
Sunday, January 20, 2013

Marlins Ball Park
1390 Northwest 6th Street
Miami, FL 33125

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Meet The Miami Marlins Energy Squad

CBS Miami: The new Miami Marlins Energy Team is touted as the most talented and spirited dancers, gymnasts, cheerleaders and break dancers in South Florida.


Here are Carin and Adriana smiling after a great performance.


The high-energy squad features a unique mix of gymnastics, hip-hop, acrobatics, modern jazz, flags and break dancing.


The Miami Marlins Energy Team includes both male and female performers.


They provide excitement and entertainment during all Miami Marlins home games.


The squad also represents the Marlins organization at various community events throughout the year.


They are the only co-ed performance pep squad team in Major League Baseball.


Not only do they perform on the field, they perform on the dugouts, and even in the stands of the ballpark! Here they are during the 7th inning stretch.


Here are Ashely, Danny, and Marlon tossing Danielle high into the air for a so-called “basket toss” during 7th inning stretch.


Now, Ashely, Danny, and Marlon get ready to catch Danielle on her way down.


Down she comes, safely into the the arms of Danny and Marlon.


Here’s Ashely revving up the crowd during a Marlins T-shirt toss.


Here’s the squad getting ready for another T-shirt toss. The crowd goes wild for these.


One lucky Marlins fan gets to hang out, just for a moment, with the Energy team on a dugout. Lucky kid!

Photo Gallery: Dancers try out for Miami Marlins Energy Team

This year the Marlins announced that the all-male Manatees dance team and all-female Mermaids dance team will be replaced by a new co-ed team. Click here to check out photos from last month’s auditions for the inaugural Miami Marlins Energy Team.