Is Archer the pitcher that Hickey can’t figure out?

June 2, 2016 general

Thursday, 6 a.m. He harnessed Matt Garza’s hot head. There for a while, Garza was likely to blow his cool on the mound, and there for a while, his career threatened to go, too. He managed James Shields’ stubbornness. Shields was a battler, but there were times that his competitiveness could blind him to his […]

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Rays’ Hickey has to work his magic again

February 26, 2016 general

Friday, 6 a.m. The years go by, and he gets smarter. These days, there is something you trust about Jim Hickey, the most accomplished man in a Tampa Bay Rays’ uniform. He is the Svengali, the mentor, the teacher. He can take a questionable pitching staff and turn it into something that works. Year after […]

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Ask Gary: Have Bucs seen movie about Winston?

April 25, 2015 general

Saturday, 6 a.m. (Each week, the readers take over Ask Gary. They send in a question, or a couple, 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 or be funny. Send the […]

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