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Bolts can blame bad call, or blame themselves

June 24, 2022 general

Friday, 4 a.m. Today, outrage has replaced out play. Today, the Tampa Bay Lightning is not just beaten. They are cheated. And so the howls continue over the final goal of the Avs’ 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Avs had too many men on the ice (and not enough referees to call […]

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Rays blow big lead in loss to Yankees

June 23, 2022 general

Thursday, 3 a.m. The first requirement to beating the big boys is this: You have to do the little things on the way. Otherwise, you watch a lead fritter away and you end up losing 5-4 to the New York Yankees. You end looking at the division lead from fourth place. You end up losing […]

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Avs push Bolts to brink of elimination

June 23, 2022 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. They are down to their final heartbeat. One more loss, and the Tampa Bay Lightning can turn out the lights. One more disappointment, and their season is over. The Bolts lost a controversial, 3-2 overtime decision to the Colorado Avalanche Wednesday night, a game they needed to tie the Stanley Cup Final […]

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Paredes’ 3 homers leads Rays over Yankees

June 22, 2022 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. Perhaps you measure a home run by its distance. Perhaps you measure by its moment. Perhaps you measure it by its impact. For Isaac Paredes, there was plenty of room — and plenty of homers —- to dissect in Wednesday night’s 5-4 Rays victory over the New York Yankees. Paredes hit more […]

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Bolts punch back in Stanley Cup finals

June 21, 2022 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. Did you expect them to surrender? Did you expect them to take a knee? After all the times you have seen the fight in the Tampa Bay Lightning, did you expect them to usher the Colorado Avs across the carpet and point them to the Stanley Cup? Oh, the Lightning still trail […]

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Rays running short of players, victories

June 21, 2022 general

Tuesday, 3 a.m. The Tampa Bay Rays are running out of players. Sadly, they seem to have already run out of offense. The Rays lost two starting outfielders — centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier and right fielder Manny Margot — in their latest defeat, a 4-2 decision at the hands of the New York Yankees. It was […]

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Rays freefall continues with another loss

June 20, 2022 general

Monday, 4 a.m. The Tampa Bay Rays drive toward the cellar continued Sunday afternoon. Once again, it wasn’t pretty. The Rays lost a 2-1 game to Baltimore, which has treated last place as if it was a prize possession for years. The Rays left 10 men on base and went one-for-six with runners in scoring […]

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Bolts blasted in Game 2 of Finals

June 19, 2022 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. They dug themselves a hole in the Rangers series, too. This one seems deeper. They overcame a mountain in the Toronto series, too. This one seems higher. The Tampa Bay Lightning are in trouble. Again. This time, it might be too much to overcome. On Saturday night, the Avs were better than […]

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Rays finally snap four-game losing streak

June 19, 2022 general

Sunday, 3 a.m. When a team has been wandering the desert for a week, it doesn’t complain about the drinking water at the oasis. The Tampa Bay Rays snapped a four-game losing streak (and six of its last seven) on Sunday with a 7-6 victory against the Baltimore Orioles. And although it isn’t the cleanest […]

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Rays’ offense is even worse than Baltimore’s

June 18, 2022 general

Saturday, 3 a.m. Team Nothing was discovered going nowhere again Friday night. For the Tampa Bay Rays, the Grand Futility Tour continues. The crashing Rays, now losers of six of their last seven games, managed to be worse than the last-place Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. The Rays lost 1-0, the second time they have […]

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