SOtampa Sampler: Tacos y Tequila, World-Class Batting Cage Coming Soon


My Bat Flip Opens Jan. 23rd 

Soon, the elite baseball pro shop, My Bat Flip, will open in Tampa. Co-founders Costa Christou and Drew Beatty grew up playing Little League and have a cultivated a love for the game ever since.

*Photo via My Bat Flip

The two were inspired to start My Bat Flip after noticing a lack of true hands-on facilities available to baseball enthusiasts. Purchasing online made it hard to judge the equipment you would later take to the field and sporting good stores didn't provide enough true field experience with the equipment in action.

The company originally started as a pop-up shop outside the dug outs on game-days. They partnered with name-brands to give players a chance to test bats and gloves in action. Tampa already serves as the training ground for some of the MLB's top teams, and features on the premiere teams in college baseball, the University of Tampa Spartans. The school has produced 71 MLB draft selections and 7 NCAA National Championships, so it shouldn't have too hard a time finding its place in the city.  

*Photo via My Bat Flip

They host their official grand opening on Saturday, January 23. The festivities begin at 10am. My Bat Flip, 13323 West Hillsborough Avenue, Suite D1. 

 

USWNT Hosts She Believes Cup at Raymond James Stadium

The US Women's National Team will host an elite, four-team international tourney featuring four of the top-ranked teams in the world. The US will be joined by France, Germany and England at Raymond James Stadium on March 3rd.

This tournament represents US Soccer's continued investment in the growth of women's soccer.

The US will face England on Sunday, March 3rd, at 5pm. That match will be followed by Germany vs. France.

For tickets and more information click here

 

Miguelito's Opening Soon

Miguelito's Taqueria y Tequila is a new concept from the own of Migeul's. The Taqueria will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner when open. The owner has said that the concept will feature tortillas made in-house daily along with an illuminated full liquor bar. 

The restaurant will cater to casual diners making a stop on their way to work or during lunch. While the restaurant will feature a variety of grab-and-go option the Taqueria will also be a sit down restaurant for those looking to unwind. The restaurant should be complete and open within the next couple of weeks. 

They are currently hiring for those interested. Miguelito's Taqueria y Tequila, 2702 West Kennedy Boulevard. Follow their progress on Facebook for an official opening date. 

Written by Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian is the co-founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. A graphic designer by trade, Dex has been witness to Tampa Bay's explosion to become one of the hottest regions in the nation. In 2009, he helped develop the brand for I Love the Burg and in 2014 developed the branding for That's So Tampa and has been a regular contributor to both ever since.