Sep 20, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings (8) doubles during the eighteenth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 in eighteen inning. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
St. Petersburg, Florida -- Stock up on snacks and claim your spot on the couch, because Tampa Bay has a doozy of a sports weekend ahead.
If you're a "sometimes" fan of Tampa Bay's sports teams, this weekend is the perfect time to go full-time.
Postseason tickets for the Tampa Bay Rays go on sale at 1 p.m. Friday.
You can buy Rays playoff tickets online at raysbaseball.com and then print them out or pick them up at the Tropicana Field box office before the Wild Card playoff game, which is currently set for Wednesday.
Of course, the Rays have to actually make the playoffs before they can play in that game. But that keeps looking better and better. They beat the Yankees on Thursday night and have won 12 of their last 15 games.
The Rays have three regular season games left. They're in Toronto Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
The Rays can clinch a playoff spot Friday night if they win and the Texas Rangers lose. In fact, through the weekend, any combination of two Rays wins and two Rangers losses put the Rays into the postseason.
The Rays' Friday game is on TV at 7 p.m.
The boys on the other side of the bay, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will also be on TV this weekend.
In something of a shocker, the team has promised no more TV blackouts all season.
That means they're likely committing to buy up the remaining unsold tickets for each game at a discount. Then they'd meet the NFL's attendance requirements and be allowed to show the games on TV.
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In TV or in person, the next Bucs game will be one to watch. Coach Greg Schiano has benched quarterback Josh Freeman.
The team has started the season with three losses. So Sunday, we'll get our first look at rookie Mike Glennon the Bucs' new starting QB.
You can watch the Bucs in person or on TV, Sunday at 1 p.m.
Also, the USF Bulls play Saturday at noon at Raymond James Stadium, and the Tampa Bay Lightning start their season on Thursday in Boston.
Grayson Kamm, 10 News