As the Rays start, can they last to finish?

February 19, 2016 general

Friday, 6 a.m. The untrodden green lay behind them, a baseball field waiting to be played upon. The season lay in front, a promise of results to come. It always seems this way on the first day of Spring, bright and promising. A pitcher has yet to give up a three-run homer. A batter has […]

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Can Silverman repair flaws in Rays’ roster?

January 29, 2016 general

Friday, 6 a.m. By this point, we know this about Matt Silverman. He’ll trade. He’ll swap his ham sandwich for your peanut-butter and jelly. He’ll swap his Ted Williams trading card for your Babe Ruth. If you were playing chess, he’d trade his queen for your castle if the queen gets paid too much for […]

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Ask Gary: Covering Queen Serena and her sister

September 12, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 6 a.m. (Each week, the readers take over and play 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 […]

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Despite predictions, Rays still believe

February 20, 2015 general

FRIDAY, 3:23 p.m. PORT CHARLOTTE Larry Rothschild bad. Hal McRae bad. Lou Piniella bad. Listen to the the oddsmakers, the people who are supposed to be able to tell a contender from a pretender, and they Content beyond this point is for members only.

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To All Fields: Which ex-player do Bucs miss most?

January 31, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 6 a.m. In Tampa… As former employees go, they have landed on their feet. As a trio, they are happy. They are needed. They fit into football’s most glorious puzzles. They are away from Tampa Bay, and for three guys with work to do on Sunday, they seem fairly fulfilled. Certainly life has gone […]

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