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Just wait until you don’t see Fitzpatrick

May 20, 2017 general

Saturday, 2 a.m. You should know this about the Bucs’ new backup quarterback. The less you see of him, the better you will like him. From a distance, Ryan Fitzpatrick is a fine looking quarterback. On the sideline, you’ll agree, his passes look sharp. Just keep him away from the huddle, maybe in the back […]

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Rowdies score three quick goals to win again

May 20, 2017 general

Saturday, 1 a.m. The Tampa Bay Rowdies were a long way from home Tuesday night, but a short distance from first place. The Rowdies scored three goals in 14 minutes to beat the Toronto FC II team, 3-1, and edge ahead of the Charleston Battery by a point going into Saturday’s play. Tampa Bay fell […]

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Bucs’ O-line coach Warhop likes his players

May 19, 2017 general

Friday, 3 a.m. When the conversation begins, you wonder how bad the Bucs’ offensive line is. When it is over, you wonder if they are really that good. After all, there were plenty of times the Bucs’ line struggled last year. They averaged only 3.6 yards per run, which was 28th in the NFL. They […]

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The Bucs coaches speak! Team must blend

May 19, 2017 general

Friday, 2:58 a.m. While you are clearing out room in the Bucs’ trophy case, while you are planning the parade route, there is word of caution. This time, it’s from offensive coordinator Todd Monken. There is a way to go. Yes, the Tampa Bay Bucs have an impressive collection of talent. But right now, that […]

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Considering the possible Rays all-stars

May 18, 2017 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. By now, you know who they are. By now, you know what they do. The baseball season is at the quarter pole. You look at your Tampa Bay Rays, and you know they strike out too much. You know the bullpen can spring leaks. You know the team hits a lot of […]

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Rays stay homer-happy in win over Cleveland

May 18, 2017 general

Thursday, 2 a.m. With the Tampa Bay Rays, you can talk about the team’s home runs. Or you can talk about the ones they take away. The Rays beat the Indians Wednesday, 7-4, to capture a road swing through Boston and Cleveland. In their latest victory, the Rays hit three more homers for a record […]

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Most improved Bucs? It better be Winston

May 17, 2017 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. He will step into the huddle, and Jameis Winston will admire all that he sees. He has never seen this kind of talent. Frankly, the Tampa Bay Bucs have never had this kind of talent. A franchise whose finer moments have been built around a defense dragging an offense toward the finish […]

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Rays find victory over the fence

May 17, 2017 general

Wednesday, 2 a.m. The Tampa Bay Rays don’t hit the ball very often. When they do, however, they hit it very far. The Rays played long ball most of Tuesday night, hitting five home runs in a 6-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Tampa Bay hit five home runs – two of them by Corey […]

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Rowdies shut out yet another opponent

May 17, 2017 general

Wednesday, 1 a.m. The way the Tampa Bay Rowdies are playing defense, it wouldn’t be a surprise if opponents measured their goal. You know, just to make sure it is big enough. The Rowdies won their seventh match of the season with a clean sheet Tuesday night, beating the Jacksonville Armada 3-0 to advance to […]

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Rays have been willing to move pitchers

May 16, 2017 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. One eye is on the scoreboard. One eye is on the flight departure board. In some cities, the fans ask “who’s next?” In this one, they ask “where’s next?” Around here, pitchers don’t come to stay. They stop by, throw a few innings, and head to the airport. And thanks for playing. […]

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