1. A Peak at the MLB Strike Zone

    As I waited through the unprecedented rain delay of Game Five of the 2008 World Series, I thought it would be interesting to visit a few of the rules that I have had questions about, particularly during the series...

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  2. Pena, a Gold Glove Winner in 2008: Another Ray First

    All season long, pundits and front office alike routinely discussed the superior defense the ‘08 Rays consistently trotted out on the field...

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  3. Crawford for Holliday?

    The off season rumors continue to float about, and Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports Tampa would be willing to give up Crawford in a trade for the right hand hitting Matt Holiday...

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  4. Let the Speculations Begin — Upton Drawing Interest

    As veteran players like Cliff Floyd, Trevor Miller, and Eric Hinske are bought out of their contracts and file for free agency, reports begin to trickle in that teams are inquiring on the availability of B...

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  5. Ray’s SIngle A Affiliate

    Missed this bit of news, but the Rays and Ripken Baseball purchased the Vero team and are moving them to Charlotte County. The Charlotte Stone Crabs will be the Ray’s Class A affiliate in the Florida State League...

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  6. Game 5 Tentatively Scheduled for Wednesday

    Bud Selig and MLB are saying that weather will not permit game 5 to be finished this evening, and that “We are closely monitoring tomorrow’s forecast and will continue to monitor the weather on an hourly basis...

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  7. In Game Wrap Up from Game 3 2008 World Series

    Tarps are off the field, game 2 of the World Series should start around 10pm # What is that music playing on Fox while they announce the Rays? “Fish, Fish # 2nd and 3rd 1 out and only 1 run...

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  8. Final Thoughts on Game 3 2008 World Series

    The Tampa Bay Rays have won all season on good pitching and solid defense, mixed with speed and timely hitting. They got that for the most part in game 3, however, when they needed it most, the bullpen and defense didn’t come through...

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  9. Rays Playing for More Than Ring

    Came across an interesting point made by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Young players who make near the minimum baseball salary of $390,000 as about half these Rays do can almost double their paycheck because of baseball’s playoff bonus payouts...

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