Rivera may be a pitcher’s best friend

by Gary Shelton on February 23, 2015 · 0 comments

in general, Tampa Bay Rays

PORT CHARLOTTE

In the journey of a franchise, the signposts have always been behind the plate. It is there that the tools of ignorance bind a franchise and, at one point, a front office. It is there, behind the plate, that a franchise has chased passed balls through baseball.

There was Flash Flaherty,who had the Rays' first extra-base hit. There was Toby Hall, who played in the lost years. There was Dioner Navarro, who actually made the all-star team the year the Rays went to the World Series and who

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