Welcome to Great38 Tampa Bay WTTA-TV/DT - WFLA News Channel 8

    Watch & Win: Ticket to the Tampa Bay Rowdies

    Updated:

    Score a family four-pack of tickets to see the Tampa Bay Rowdies!Watch back-to-back episodes of Family Feud from 6:30-7:30 p.m. between May 6-19.Watch for the announcement and be the 8th caller to win Rowdies tickets. It's time to watch and win with Great 38!Great 38  More>>

    • Great Stuff

    Exclusive look inside newly renovated Al Lang Stadium Video included

    Updated:

    Great 38 News Now got an exclusive look at the newly renovated Al Lang Stadium while it was still under construction. More>>

    PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament Video included

    PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament
    Updated:

    PARC is a local non-profit organization whose goal is to turn disabilities into capabilities. They provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest.  More>>

    Out and About
    • Great StuffMore>>

    • Rain chances increase again in Tampa Bay area

      Rain chances increase again in Tampa Bay area

      Thursday, May 28 2015 6:47 PM EDT2015-05-28 22:47:11 GMT
      Drier air is making for a really nice day across the Tampa Bay area.
      Drier air is making for a really nice day across the Tampa Bay area.
    • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

      Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

      Wednesday, March 18 2015 11:05 AM EDT2015-03-18 15:05:08 GMT
      Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
      Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
    Powered by WorldNow

    200 South Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606

    Telephone: 813.228.8888
    Fax: 813.225.2770
    Email: news@wfla.com

    Can???t find something?
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2015 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.

    The real fantasy draft
    Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Fantasy baseball isn't just for average joes like you and me.

    The real players do it too.

    I didn't know this until recently, but apparently the best players in baseball come together every year and have a big fantasy draft.

    Last year the draft was held at Prince Fielder's house, but because of scheduling conflicts, this year they're doing it online.

    The draft is just a few minutes away and most of the players have already joined the league chat room. Let's listen in.

    ANDREW MCCUTCHEN: What's up guys?

    MATT KEMP: Yo.

    BUSTER POSEY: What's goin' on Drew?

    MCCUTCHEN: Just pumped for this draft. Congrats on that new contract, man.

    POSEY: Thanks, bro. We killed it in those PlayStation commercials.

    KEMP: Yeah man, I saw you got the cover.

    MCCUTCHEN: Didn't you get the cover last year, Matt?

    KEMP: Yes sir.

    POSEY: So where's everybody else?

    MIGUEL CABRERA: Yo, I'm here.

    MCCUTCHEN: Triple Crown is in the house!

    CABRERA: Don't forget, I won the MVP too.

    JUSTIN VERLANDER: Aww, I remember my first MVP.

    CABRERA: Come on, bro.

    VERLANDER: I'm just playing with you man. Don't you remember the "Miggy for MVP" shirt I made last year?

    POSEY: Eh, I would have voted for Trout.

    CABRERA: Seriously? The Triple Crown wasn't enough for you?

    MCCUTCHEN: The guy's got a point, Posey. Trout's team didn't even make the playoffs.

    POSEY: Trout stole almost 50 bases. What's the most you've ever stolen, Miggy? Like one?

    CABRERA: Hey, I had four steals last season. You're no speed demon yourself, big guy.

    POSEY: I'm 2-0 in the World Series, though.

    KEMP: Here we go again.

    VERLANDER: Sandoval had ONE good game. If there had been a Game 5 and I pitched, you guys would have been toast.

    POSEY: Could've, would've, should've.

    VERLANDER: Whatever, dude. My contract's bigger than yours and my girlfriend was on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Not gonna get into a big thing over who won what.

    KEMP: How's Kate doing, by the way?

    VERLANDER: Pretty good, man. What's up with you and Rihanna?

    KEMP: I don't know, man. We still talk, but I think she's pretty much with Chris Brown now.

    MCCUTCHEN: Bummer, dude.

    POSEY: Who needs her? You played better without her.

    KEMP: Yeah man, if it hadn't been for that hamstring injury, I could have gone 40/40 last year.

    RYAN BRAUN: I'm not so sure about that.

    CABRERA: Well, look who decided to show up?

    VERLANDER: Yeah, where have you been, Braun? Buying deer antler spray from Ray Lewis?

    BRAUN: Dude, I'm clean and you know it.

    VERLANDER: Yeah, clean as a whistle. Have fun sitting out 50 games when you and A-Rod get busted.

    BRAUN: Didn't you draft me last year, Verlander?

    POSEY: And what place did he finish?

    VERLANDER: Hey, I told you I barely had time to check it last year.

    MCCUTCHEN: Wait, who did win last year?

    KEMP: I think it was Fielder.

    BRAUN: Yeah, it was. He picked Trout up off waivers.

    MCCUTCHEN: That's right. Didn't he have Dickey too?

    R.A. DICKEY: Speaking of Dickey ...

    VERLANDER: Ughh, you again?

    DICKEY: What have you done Verlander? I'm a Cy Young winner and a best-selling author.

    VERLANDER: You don't even throw real pitches.

    BRAUN: Yeah, and you totally blew the WBC for us.

    KEMP: I think that Adrian Gonzalez homer is still going.

    DICKEY: What'd you do at the World Baseball Classic, Braun?

    BRAUN: I did better than you. I think I hit like .280 or something.

    VERLANDER: Must have been off the juice, huh?

    PRINCE FIELDER: Yo, what's up guys?

    CABRERA: Prince, I told you we were starting at seven.

    PRINCE: I had to eat first.

    POSEY: What'd you eat? Like twenty Big Macs?

    KEMP: I was thinking crunchwrap supremes.

    VERLANDER: Oooh, I do love me some Taco Bell.

    FIELDER: Yeah, right. You guys know I'm a vegan.

    BRAUN: Sure, and McCutchen can hit the curve ball.

    MCCUTCHEN: What? I can hit the curve ball.

    CABRERA: Maybe on PlayStation.

    ROBINSON CANO: Sorry, I'm late guys. I've been helping Cashman work the phones. We're trying to get another third baseman.

    POSEY: No luck with Chipper?

    CANO: No, I think he's going to stay retired.

    DICKEY: You guys even have enough for a team this year?

    VERLANDER: Seriously. You guys signed Vernon Wells? What decade is it?

    KEMP: Chipper would be the youngest guy on your team.

    CANO: Hey, we still got Youkilis.

    BRAUN: HAHAHA. Aww man. I just spit out my water. That's hilarious.

    VERLANDER: I didn't know they made "water" at the Biogenesis clinic.

    CABRERA: It's probably BALCO-flavored.

    MCCUTCHEN: Robbie, what time did you tell Trout the draft was?

    POSEY: You were supposed to tell Harper, too.

    CANO: Oh no. I must have forgot.

    VERLANDER: Geez, get it together man.

    MCCUTCHEN: Does anybody have Harper's cell number?

    KEMP: Ugggh, I do. The kid won't stop texting me.

    BRAUN: Me neither!

    STEPHEN STRASBURG: Come on, he's not that bad.

    VERLANDER: Hey, Strassy decided to show up!

    POSEY: Is Rizzo actually going to let you pitch this year?

    STRASBURG: Yup, no innings limit.

    KEMP: I'll believe it when I see it.

    MIKE TROUT: I'm here, guys!

    FIELDER: About time, Trout.

    TROUT: I just got off the phone with Harper. He got home like a minute ago.

    DICKEY: He probably had to cover himself in face paint first.

    BRAUN: I know, right? What's with that?

    KEMP: He's so weird.

    BRYCE HARPER: Bryce is here.

    CABRERA: Aren't you a little young to be referring to yourself in the third person?

    KEMP: Yeah, who do you think you are, Rickey Henderson?

    HARPER: Bryce is ready to draft. Let's go ... I gotta lift after this.

    VERLANDER: So Harper, are you guys gonna win the NL this year?

    HARPER: Really?

    VERLANDER: What?

    HARPER: I'm not answering that question.

    POSEY: Why not?

    HARPER: That's a clown question, bro.

    Happy Easter/Opening Day everybody. And a special shout out to my Syracuse Orange for making it to the Final Four. Go Orange!




    Comments? Criticism? Applause? Contact Jesse Pantuosco at jpantuosco@sportsnetwork.com.

    Powered by The Sports Network.

    Welcome to Great38 Tampa Bay WTTA-TV/DT - WFLA News Channel 8

    Welcome to Great38 Tampa Bay WTTA-TV/DT - WFLA News Channel 8

      Watch & Win: Ticket to the Tampa Bay Rowdies

      Updated:

      Score a family four-pack of tickets to see the Tampa Bay Rowdies!Watch back-to-back episodes of Family Feud from 6:30-7:30 p.m. between May 6-19.Watch for the announcement and be the 8th caller to win Rowdies tickets. It's time to watch and win with Great 38!Great 38  More>>

      • Great Stuff

      Exclusive look inside newly renovated Al Lang Stadium Video included

      Updated:

      Great 38 News Now got an exclusive look at the newly renovated Al Lang Stadium while it was still under construction. More>>

      PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament Video included

      PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament
      Updated:

      PARC is a local non-profit organization whose goal is to turn disabilities into capabilities. They provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest.  More>>

      Out and About
      • Great StuffMore>>

      • Rain chances increase again in Tampa Bay area

        Rain chances increase again in Tampa Bay area

        Thursday, May 28 2015 6:47 PM EDT2015-05-28 22:47:11 GMT
        Drier air is making for a really nice day across the Tampa Bay area.
        Drier air is making for a really nice day across the Tampa Bay area.
      • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Wednesday, March 18 2015 11:05 AM EDT2015-03-18 15:05:08 GMT
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
      Powered by WorldNow

      200 South Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606

      Telephone: 813.228.8888
      Fax: 813.225.2770
      Email: news@wfla.com

      Can???t find something?
      Powered by WorldNow
      All content © Copyright 2000 - 2015 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.