1. Tampa Bay Lightning: Battle for the Franchise

    The fight for control of the Tampa Bay Lightning may be reaching its tipping point. According to the St. Petersburg Times, as part of the agreement put in place on June 23, both Len ...

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  2. Rays-Red Sox: None Done Yet

    The Tampa Bay Rays got a dramatic come-from-behind win in the first game and held on in the second to sweep a crucial two-game series over the Boston Red Sox...

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  3. Rays-Royals: Tampa Bay Takes Frustrations Out on Kansas City

    The Tampa Bay Rays took care of business at home against the hapless Kansas City Royals, setting up a big showdown with the suddenly rejuvenated Boston Red Sox...

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  4. Live From Buccaneers Night Practice

    Like 12,000 other Buccaneer fans, I took advantage of visiting the Buccaneers night practice at Raymond James stadium Saturday night...

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  5. Tampa Bay Rays' Inactivity Not Sitting Well with Fan Base

    They cringed at Cliff Lee moving to the Land of Cheesesteaks. They gritted their teeth as Jarrod Washburn was sent to the Tigers. They fumed when the Marlins—THE MARLINS—made a move and acquired Nick Johnson...

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  6. Just Not Good Enough: Yankees Stymie The Rays Again

    For a team that is among the American League leaders in runs scored, the Tampa Bay Rays sure have issues putting men across the plate consistently...

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  7. Getting Back To Where They Once Belonged: Rays Even Up With Yanks

    If tonight was the last time you'll see Scott Kazmir in a Tampa Bay Rays uniform, he instantly upgraded his trade value. Kazmir put together an outstanding outing, out dueling high priced free agent C...

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  8. Haves Vs. Have Nots: Yanks Pummel Rays In Game One

    The plan was simple. Defend your park, sweep the Yankees, and you're right back into the race for the AL East title. Unfortunately, the Evil Empire had other plans, destroying the Rays 11-4 in a game that wasn't even that close...

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  9. Rays-Jays: Two Out of Three Ain't Bad for Tampa in Toronto

    With apologies to the Meatloaf song in the title of this article, the Rays took two out of three games in Toronto to finish off an amazing 10-game road trip that saw them rally for victories five times...

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  10. Mark Buehrle's Perfect Storm Completes Disastrous Series for Rays

    It was about as bad a series you could get for the Rays. Falling behind in each of their four games with the Chicago White Sox, Tampa Bay saw only one of their rallies in the first three games bare fruit...

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  11. Rays-White Sox: Late Inning Heroics Return For Rays In Chi-Town

    Last night before the Rays loaded the bags on Chicago White Sox closer Bobby Jenks, Jenks responded with a strike out of Jason Bartlett to end the ballgame...

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  12. Rays at The Deadline: Nothing Is Not A Bad Thing

    As we get closer to the Major League Baseball trade deadline on July 31 (a significant day in my life with the official release of Rise of the Ancients–Annuna), it’s the time of year where fans of the Tampa Bay Rays get a little nervous...

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  13. USF Player Injured in Accident at Busch Gardens

    University of South Florida placekicker Maikon Bonani was severely injured when he fell 35 feet from a gondola at Busch Gardens today...

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  14. Len Barrie Manages To Scrape Up $10 Mil

    Tampa Bay Lightning Co-Owner Len Barrie managed to show the NHL liquidity and has satisfied an inquiry by the commissioner's office as to whether Barrie had the financial wherewithal to continue as a part owner of the hockey franchise...

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  15. Cardiac Rays Bring Their Brooms To Kansas City And Life To Their Season

    It could have been a disastrous start to the ten game road trip. Instead it became a clarion call to the rest of the American League—the Tampa Bay Rays are back...

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  16. Longo To The Rescue! Tampa Bay's Best Player Saves The Day

    The ball rocketed off his bat, leaving no doubt as it cleared the left field cheap seats. Until that shot, it looked like his team, the Tampa Bay Rays, were bound for another loss to inferior team...

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  17. De La Torre's Top Ten Games in Tampa Bay Buccaneers History

    I'm an oddity in Tampa Bay and no, I'm not talking about my "Spock Lives" T-shirt. I'm referring to the fact that I was born in Tampa and have lived in the Bay area my entire life...

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  18. Gary Bettman to Len Barrie: Put Up or Shut Up

    Friday may be a big day in Tampa Bay Lightning history. As previously reported by 620WDAE's Steve Duemig and here in this column, Lightning co-owner Len Barrie hasn't contributed one nickel to the Lightning franchise...

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  19. Carl Crawford's Amazing Catch Saves Game, Nets the MVP Award

    The ball exploded off the bat of Brad Hawpe, flying through the St. Louis air like so many have done before. Rising through the night sky, the ball had the hopes of the National League attached ...

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  20. Comings and Goings in Tampa Bay Sports

    Tampa Bay Rays, MLB The Rays limped into the All-Star break, dropping their last two games to the last place Oakland Athletics. Against the American League's bottom feeders, the Rays are a horrid 10-15...

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  21. Left In The Dark: Tampa Bay Sweeps Toronto

    Above them, the roof rumbled and the lights went out. In a sense, its been that kind of a series for the Toronto Blue Jays...

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  22. Halfway Rays: Tampa Bay Reaches Midway Point with More Questions

    Tampa Bay recovered from an extremely slow start to the season to pull above .500 in the second quarter. With 83 games in the books, the Rays have passed the midway point in 2009, and ...

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  23. Texas Rangers Sweep Devil Rays 12-4

    Entering the holiday weekend, the Rays came in as one of the hottest teams in baseball. When it was over, the Texas Rangers were in first place and the Rays fell further behind in both the AL East Divisional race and the AL wildcard chase...

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  24. Half Way Rays: Tampa Bay Reaches The Midway Point With More Questions

    Tampa Bay recovered from an extremely slow start to the season to pull over .500 in the second quarter. With 83 games in the books, the Rays have passed the midway point in 2009 and ...

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  25. Texas Rangers Sweep Rays: Texas Tea Party

    Entering the holiday weekend, the Rays came in as one of the hottest teams in baseball. When it was over, the Texas Rangers were in first place, and the Rays fell further behind in both the AL East divisional race and the AL wildcard chase...

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