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September 17, 2008 - 2:18 pm
Rob Bradford has reminded me that the Rays are 19-1 this year in games when they have 30,000 or more fans. That--plus the desperate desire to increase revenues (team president Matt Silverman recently corrected me when I described the Rays as a small-market club, informing me that they were instead...
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September 17, 2008 - 1:41 pm
   A baseball park, just like Abner Doubleday envisioned... While it is easy and perhaps natural to bemoan the aesthetic blight that is indoor baseball, those of you who are still enjoying fine reception via dish may want to offer a tip of the chapeau to the Trop. David Ortiz has now launched...
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September 17, 2008 - 1:10 pm
Tim Wakefield recorded just seven outs, getting torched for six runs on six hits. It was, to borrow a phrase from Dustin Pedroia , a proverbial laser show. Wakefield has made 398 career starts. This one had the distinction of being in one of the shortest of his career. Wakefield has pitched 2.1 or...
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September 17, 2008 - 12:55 pm
Garza had a tidy second inning: seven pitches, seven fastballs, three outs. THAT is a more typical approach of a pitcher on short rest. Tony LaRussa once undertook an even bolder experiment in 1993. His team was terrible, and so LaRussa thought that he would use his A's pitching staff as lab rats...
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September 17, 2008 - 12:41 pm
There is no secret about Tim Wakefield 's historic success indoors. The knuckleball, forced to contend only with air-conditioning, tends to be a more reliable weapon that when employed in, say, the gruesome heat of Texas. Wakefield entered tonight with a 20-11 record and 3.76 career ERA, the latter...
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September 17, 2008 - 12:22 pm
Technically, this is not Tampa starter Matt Garza 's first start on three days' rest. He did the deed in 2007, firing six shutout innings against the White Sox . Of course, his prior appearance was a touch-and-feel session out of the bullpen, in which he threw two relief innings. So tonight...
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Rob Bradford
September 17, 2008 - 12:20 pm
Mike Lowell addressed the media before tonight's game. Here is a sampling (courtesy Downtown Ian Browne of MLB.com): "The medical term is that they believe my labrum maybe popped in and out of the joint yesterday. That'€™s why it'€™s kind of flared up today. I think that'€™s good news because...
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September 17, 2008 - 12:11 pm
It hasn't quite been the Red Sox /Yankees series of 2003-2005, but this season's series between the Sox and Tampa Bay Rays has been pretty spectacular. Tampa leads the season series, 9-8, and has claimed six one-run victories (the Sox have no such wins against the Rays) as well as one win in 14...
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September 17, 2008 - 7:20 am
A year ago, the Tampa Bay Rays went 66-96, good for the worst record in baseball. Towards the end of the season, however, manager Joe Maddon conjured the formula that he thought his team could use to reach the playoffs. He summarized the concept on T-shirts that he had ready for his Rays team when...
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Rob Bradford
September 16, 2008 - 4:40 pm
Navarro's ninth-inning single off Masterson hands Rays' 2-1 win over Sox --- Mike Lowell emerged from yet another post-game of icing the hip that started hurting back in June -- also in Tropicana Field -- in good spirits, but with no more certainty. He had seemingly aggravated the tear in his right...
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