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Ask Gary: Are Rays wise to buy injured players?

April 22, 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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Rays lose to Astros behind Longo’s botched play

April 22, 2017 general

Saturday, 3 a.m. Usually, Evan Longoria is cool enough to tame the hot corner. Not Friday night, however. Longoria’s failure to make a play in the seventh inning led to the go-ahead run by the Houston Astros in a 6-3 loss. Alex Cobb surrendered a single, a double and a walk to load the bases, […]

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Looking at the schedule, how good will Bucs be?

April 21, 2017 general

Friday, 4 a.m. The first thing you see is Tom Brady, dropping back to pass. The next thing you imagine is Bill Belichick, scowling across the field. The  thing after that you consider is all of the rings on all of the fingers. And finally, the thing that hits you is this: Here they come. […]

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Ramirez, Souza give Rays a reason to smile

April 21, 2017 general

Friday, 2 a.m. Most of the time, Erasmo Ramirez is smiling. Sometimes, he makes other people smile, too. Ramirez was terrific in his first start of the year Thursday, taming the Detroit Tigers in an 8-1 victory that completed a series sweep, their first since San Diego in mid-August of last season, allowing only two […]

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Ask the expert: Jerry Angelo

April 20, 2017 general

Jerry Angelo is a former personnel director for the Bucs and former general manager of the Bears. Each week, Angelo answers your questions regarding the NFL. Send your questions to GarySheltonsports@gmail.com with “ask the expert” in the subject line. The most interesting questions will be selected. Thursday, 4 a.m. Bucs’ general manager Jason Licht said […]

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Bucs probably won’t like Hard Knocks, but you might

April 20, 2017 general

Thursday, 3 a.m. Dirk Koetter is going to get a migraine. Jason Licht will break out in a rash. Joel Glazer will suggest to Bryan that this is the stupidest idea the team has ever had. And HBO? HBO is gonna love it. HBO execs are going to go to bed at night giggling to […]

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Rays take wild victory when Tigers botch double play

April 20, 2017 general

Thursday, 2 a.m. Sometimes, baseball makes no sense. None at all. Sometimes, it is a bizarre, wacky game filled with strange bounces. Take the Tampa Bay Rays’ 8-7 victory over the Detroit Tigers Wednesday. It was a confusing mess of a game in which everything you thought you knew was no longer true.  Content beyond […]

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Rays enjoy their return home with big victory

April 19, 2017 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. Well, bless its crooked little rooftop. Say thanks to those catwalks, and to the Rays Tank, and to the big Orange in right field. Chuck the Beach and the Party Deck and the Budweiser Porch on the shoulders. Smile at the Rays’ tank and the picnic area and Kane’s strikeout board. Embrace […]

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Bucs have three keys to making improvements

April 18, 2017 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. Three men. Three perspectives. Three ways of making the Bucs better. Think of them as the head, the heart, the soul. Think of them as men trying to perfect their crafts in the off-season. Think of them as players who can finally break through the glass ceiling that has haunted this team […]

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Round 2 has been bumpy for the Bucs, too

April 17, 2017 general

Monday, 4 a.m. If it wasn’t for the quicksand in Round One, you would probably roll your eyes about the lava in Round Two. Round One is starvation. Round Two is thirsting to deal. Round One is earthquakes. Round Two is wildfires. You get it. For the fans of the Tampa Bay Bucs, the only […]

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