As for the Hot Rods... this Bowling Green team are and have been, the Full-Season Single A franchise of the Tampa Bay Rays since their inception in 2009. The Rays are one of the most recent additions to Major League Baseball. The Devil Rays began in 1998 before changing their name to simply ... "The Rays". Prior to Bowling Green, the Rays had their Full Season Single-A franchise located in Columbus Georgia's Golden Park which is where this team can trace its history back to.