Pitching, Cooking & Bonding

June 14th, 2019

Devin White

Rookie savior linebacker Devin White threw out the first pitch at the Tampa Bay Rays game last night.

Earlier this week, he said he was working on impressing his future wife.

To the best of Joe’s knowledge, White and his fellow rookies are on vacation, free to travel and do whatever they wish. Many, however, have stayed in town and are living at the team hotel while they participate in various bonding events led by the Bucs.

In the WFLA-TV video below, you’ll see White and the rookies working on their culinary skills, which can help them maintain a healthy diet when Bucs staff isn’t cooking for them. White noted he looks forward to cooking for his eventual wife.

Interestingly, WFLA reporter Rod Carter claimed event organizers told him that America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, was the standout rookie chef in all the years they’ve been teaching players about cooking.

The Bucs put a load of effort and resources into transitioning rookies to the NFL, in part by keeping them connected to their rookie class and getting out in the community. Joe’s not sure whether that has an effect on the field, but it’s certainly an admirable initiative.

Below the WFLA video, you can see White coming up low and away on his FruitDome pitch.

9 Responses to “Pitching, Cooking & Bonding”

  1. Dirks Great Granpappy Says:

    Do josh Allen or Ed Oliver like to cook?


    Dude said 5th round draft pick Devin White lol

  3. Magadude Says:

    Good to see Devin getting plenty of visibility around town, though it’s a shame the crowds at the Trop are so small. Also, he is clearly much much better at football…

  4. OneBuc55 Says:

    Yeah it’s sad to see so many empty seats considering the fact of how well the Ray’s are playing right now…

  5. Earl Bedford Says:

    I was one of the chefs that had the opportunity to work with Devin and the rest of the rookies over at the Art Institute. Devin has a ways to go to impress his future lady! lol He and I talked about it and I may work with him to at least make him a little dangerous. (SMH LOL) All in all, they all did a great job and I truly enjoyed working with them.

  6. Pickgrin Says:

    “you can see White coming up low and away on his FruitDome pitch.”

    Low and away is a generous description of White’s “pitch”. Guess there won’t be any speculation regarding this Bucs “savior” leaving football to pursue a baseball career…

  7. bucnole Says:

    Dumb question for my fellow but fans and the Joes:
    How does a rookie like White (and others) get by (financially) until they sign their contract??? Does the team extend free meals, transportation and lodging until that happens??? Does the players agent float him a loan until he signs?? All of the above??
    Always wondered.

  8. Coburn Says:

    Believe agent floats then z bunch of cash

  9. Buccfan37 Says:

    Rays could charge a dollar to get in and the joint would still be near empty.