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Rowdies’ streak comes to an end vs. Rhinos

May 25, 2017 general

Thursday, 1 a.m. The hot streak of the Tampa Bay Rowdies came to an end Wednesday night as the team played its fourth game in 12 days. The Rowdies (6-3-2) lost a 1-0 game to the Rochester Rhinos. The Rhinos’ Wal Fall scored the only goal of the match in the 27th minute, putting in […]

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Rays’ offense struggles again against Angels

May 24, 2017 general

Wednesday, 2 a.m. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The Rays’ offense has gone dark, but late in the game, the team mounts a rally. The bases are loaded with one out. And the Rays strike out. And strike out again. And leave three runners stranded. And lose as they waste a solid […]

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What’s the ceiling for the Evans-Jackson duo?

May 23, 2017 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. The best combos come in pairs. Batman and Robin. Starsky and Hutch. Simon and Garfunkel. Ben and Jerry. They play off each other, and they make each other better. Laurel and Hardy. Sears and Roebuck. Penn and Teller. Tom and Jerry. Waldorf and Statler. On days when one isn’t at the top […]

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Walks lead to another Rays’ loss

May 23, 2017 general

TUESDAY, 2 a.m. Another day, another bullpen. And, as it turned out, another loss. The Rays continued to struggle against the relievers of the American League in a 3-2 loss to the Angels Monday night. The Rays scored both of their runs – on three hits – in the first inning Monday; they were held […]

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Diving catch ruins Rays’ chance of comeback

May 22, 2017 general

Monday, 4 a.m. Sometimes, the judgment goes the wrong way. Sometimes, the guys the fans aren’t cheering for steal the game with an incredible catch. Sometimes, the comeback goes away. It was that way Sunday, when Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees – a spectacular player, by the way — made a diving catch […]

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May 21, 2017 general

Photo editor Jeff King wore an interesting shirt to the Rays’ game on Saturday afternoon.

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Random thoughts: How about a bad Dad confab?

May 21, 2017 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. Can anyone else imagine a Father’s Day panel with LaVar Ball, Richard Williams, Jim Pierce and Marv Marinovich? Why don’t we have a tournament to see who can embarrass their kids the most? – What do you know? Always Dreaming fell asleep. – For his next act, Joe Girardi will perform the […]

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Dickerson continues to hit as Rays win again

May 21, 2017 general

Sunday, 2 a.m. The way upward in the American League East is fairly easy for the Tampa Bay Rays. Just follow Corey Dickerson. Dickerson continued to be one of the league’s best hitters Sunday, driving two balls out of the park in a 9-5 victory over the New York Yankees. Dickerson took over the league […]

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Ask Gary: The Rays trade away others, too

May 20, 2017 general

(Each week, the readers take over GarySheltonsports.com and play Ask Gary. They send in a question, or a couple, on Thursday night or Friday morning and we all talk about the world of sports.  Think of it as a radio show where you don’t have to be on hold. Join us and ask a question, make a comment […]

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Longoria leads Rays to big win over Yankees

May 20, 2017 general

Sunday, 3 a.m. He has been here, it seems, since dinosaurs were puppies. You cannot write much of the history of this team until you mention his name. And still, there is Evan Longoria. And still, he is pushing for more. Longo, the Rays all-time leader in just about every hitting category, was at it […]

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