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How good is the rotation of the Rays?

February 20, 2018 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. For starters, you worry about the rotation. You know, that former strength of the Tampa Bay Rays. Well, it isn’t anymore. The Rays, whose success was built on having an arsenal of lively arms, haven’t been very good as of late. And despite the assurances of Chris Archer, who says he’d put […]

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What is there to look forward to with Rays?

February 19, 2018 general

Monday, 4 a.m. The spring is for the dreamers and the poets, the wishful and the hopeful. It’s a time to fantasize, to project and to imagine your baseball team as an essential one. It is a time for writing down possible lineups. It’s a time when shortstops don’t make errors and your left-fielder hits […]

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Random thoughts: Yay for the Rays saving money

February 18, 2018 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Rays. They get to keep the lights on. The Rays made a pair of cost-trimming moves Saturday, swapping Jake Odorizzi for a minor leaguer and dumping last year’s all-star Corey Dickerson and replacing him with a cheaper C.J. Cron. Maybe Rays fans should get t-shirts that say […]

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Ask Gary: Did Bucs influence firing of Hayes?

February 17, 2018 general

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Who’s that guy standing by the star?

February 13, 2018 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. Allow me to introduce myself. I’m the least popular guy in the room. I’m the one standing in the shadows. The one you don’t notice. The one you elbow past getting to the celebrity. I’m the guy whose star doesn’t shine That’s okay. I’ve spent a lifetime being around people more famous […]

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Do you think you know Tampa Bay sports?

February 12, 2018 general

Monday, 4 a.m. Grab a No. 2 pencil. Keep your eyes on your paper. Now, commence: 1. Tampa Bay has a history of bad owners. Who is the worst, from 10-1 (10 being worst)? a. Hugh Culverhouse                      f. Oren Koules-Len Barry b. Kokusai Green   […]

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Ask Gary: Recent Bolts’ play raises concerns

February 10, 2018 general

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Random thoughts: The weather outside is frightful

February 4, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 3 a.m. Isn’t it interesting that the guys who run the Super Bowl are tired of their fans being warm? — Tom Brady has a lot of NFL records. He doesn’t have this one, though: The oldest quarterback to start a game. That honor goes to former Buc Steve DeBerg, who started a game […]

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Ask Gary: Has the Super Bowl hype calmed down?

February 3, 2018 College Sports in Florida

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Ask Gary: Reviewing the Hall of Fame ballot

January 27, 2018 general

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