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Once again, it’s Sergio to the rescue for Rays

August 20, 2018 general

Monday, 3 a.m. One hundred times, he has slammed the door. One hundred times, he has taken away the last hope of an opponent. Other men have done it more. Other men have done it better. But there is something to a skill that you have repeated 100 times. There is something to walking a […]

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Price, Sox teach Glasnow a thing or two

August 19, 2018 general

Sunday, 3 a.m. Everywhere, there were lessons for young Tyler Glasnow. There was the Boston Red Sox, baseball’s best offense. There was former Tampa Bay Ray David Price, dealing once again. There was the scoreboard, which seemed as if it might fall over and flatten Glasnow before he could begin. And, in the end, it […]

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Ask Gary: Is Jacksonville the state’s best team?

August 18, 2018 College Sports in Florida

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Red Sox flex their muscles against Tampa Bay

August 18, 2018 general

Saturday, 3 a.m Oh. So that’s why the Boston Red Sox are baseball’s equivalent to Attila and his backup band, the Huns. Because they hit like that. And they pitch like that. And they field like that. Yeah, the Red Sox — 51 games over .500 — put on a show for the Tampa Bay […]

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Rays look to Kolarek (yeah, him) for the rescue

August 17, 2018 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. Sometimes, even the guy in charge of the saves needs saving. Sometimes, he needs it from the least likely source on the roster. Moments after Sergio Romo — who leads the team in saves with 14 — blew up and seemed determined to blow the Rays’ latest game against the New York […]

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Rays even series against high-priced New York

August 16, 2018 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. Someone has some explaining to do. Maybe, someone has some change coming. The high-priced New York Yankees, with their star-studded roster, lost 6-1 to the Tampa Bay Rays, a team that shops in the value bin, once again Wednesday night. It was the seventh time in 14 games that the Yankees, with […]

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Happ shuts down Rays’ offense once again

August 15, 2018 Tampa Bay Rays

Wednesday, 4 a.m. Sometimes, you can see their promise. Sometimes, you can glimpse at their future. And sometimes, you can see the young Tampa Bay Rays struggle. The Rays’ lineup was handcuffed once again Tuesday night in a 4-1 loss to the New York Yankees. Tampa Bay managed only one hit off of New York […]

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Glasnow impressive in Tampa Bay’s loss

August 13, 2018 general

Monday, 4 a.m. Every game, Tyler Glasnow shows a little bit more. Every game, he lasts a little longer, and dominates hitters a bit more. Every game, he hints that he could be a special pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays. Despite Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Toronto, Glasnow was impressive again for the Rays. He […]

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Adames leads Rays to another win over Jays

August 12, 2018 general

Sunday, 3 a.m. It wasn’t that long ago, but Willy Adames was far, far away. He was in Dumpsville, okay. He was struggling to the point where was was staring at his third demotion of the season. He was in the shadows, and he seemed to be lost. It was August 1, twelve games ago, […]

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Ask Gary: Assessing the Bucs after one game

August 11, 2018 College Sports in Florida

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