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Licht hopes to lead the Bucs out of the darkness

April 26, 2018 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. In this particlular War Room, he is Mars. Jason Licht sits at the head of the table, and once again, he tries to steer the ship in the proper direction. He is the general manager, and he does his heaviest lifting in the off-season, in the free agency chase, in the draft […]

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After an eternity away, Venters returns to baseball

April 26, 2018 general

Thursday, 3 a.m. Four pitches. It doesn’t sound like much, does it? Three sliders and a fastball. Simple as that. Two strikes looking, a ball and a groundout to third. Just that. For relief pitcher Jonny Venters, however, it meant everything. It was the culmination of getting up three times after being struck down by […]

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Dissecting this year’s NFL draft

April 25, 2018 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. A look at the NFL draft: 5 Players the Bucs Might Draft 1. Penn State running back Saquon Barkley. 2. N.C. State defensive end Bradley Chubb 3.  Notre Dame guard Quenten Nelson 4. FSU safety Derwin James 5. Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick Guesswork (Who they might pick) Round one: FSU safety Derwin […]

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Mocking the concept of the NFL draft mocks

April 24, 2018 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. The first truth about NFL mock drafts is this: Everybody does one. The second truth about NFL mock drafts is this:  No one has any idea what they’re talking about. Between the truths, you will find the essence of the draft, the most hyped, talked about event under this (or any other) […]

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Review: Alou’s is a journey well worth sharing

April 24, 2018 Baseball

By Scott Myers Tuesday, 3 a.m. If you are a MLB baseball fan, then I strongly recommend to you the book – “Alou – My Baseball Journey”, written by Felipe Alou with Peter Kerasotis. I reflected briefly on what I knew about Felipe Alou right before I began reading the book.  I remembered that he […]

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Gomez powers Rays to completing sweep of Twins

April 23, 2018 general

Monday, 2 a.m. Except for the drama of the moment, the fly ball was ordinary enough. It sailed, high and far, its  flight path taking it to center field and providing the suddenly hot Tampa Bay Rays with an 8-6 win. And then the fun began. There was never a doubt that the blast by […]

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Step four: Lightning send the Devils packing

April 22, 2018 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. Next? Boston? Toronto? If the Tampa Bay Lightning plays like this, with a purpose on defense, with solid goaltending, with offense from throughout its roster, does it matter? The Lightning beat the Devils again Saturday, winning its opening series 4-1 over a team that had swept all three regular-season games. It wasn’t […]

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Rays finally take offense in easy win over Twins

April 22, 2018 Baseball

Sunday, 3 a.m. Who are those guys? You know, the guys with the heavy lumber? The guys scattered all over the bases? The guys who keep crossing the plate? Could those be … the Tampa Bay Rays? Really? The Rays finally showed up with their bats Saturday evening, bashing the Twins in a 10-1 victory. […]

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Random thoughts: Bucs rank among bad uniforms

April 22, 2018 general

1:30 a.m. In parting, let’s agree the New Jersey Devils were pretty good. They just couldn’t score. — Which makes you wonder if the Bolts’ defense was quite as good as it looked. — Something to worry about over the next few days. — I like Mike Mayock, and I find it interesting that he […]

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Rowdies keep home record perfect with win

April 22, 2018 general

1 a.m., Sunday The Tampa Bay Rowdies, more than ever, love playing at Al Lang Stadium. The Rowdies won their third straight home match, handing the Real Monarchs their first loss of the season. Tampa Bay, coming off a 5-0 loss to New York, beat the defending regular-season champion Monarchs 2-0. Joe Cole and Georgi […]

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