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Success Drowns Out Rays' Famous Razzer

Tampa's 'happy heckler' straining to be heard during team's first World Serier

(Newser) - Robert Szasz is one of baseball's most well-known hecklers but his insults can now hardly be heard over the racket at Tropicana Field, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Rays fan, who found fame as "the Happy Heckler" in the days when the team had sparse attendance, is finding... More »

5 Factors to Focus On in Series

(Newser) - The World Series starts tomorrow night, with two teams that might not be so familiar to viewers. With that in mind, John Lowe, writing in the Detroit Free Press, has prepared a list of five players or positions that could be game changers.
  • Centerfielders: The Phillies' Shane Victorino and the
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First Replay Call Confirms A-Rod Homer

Instant replay's maiden use awards slugger his 549th home run

(Newser) - Major League Baseball's first-ever use of instant replay to settle a call backed a 9th-inning homer from Alex Rodriguez last night at Tropicana Field. Umpires checked the Yankee slugger's drive on a monitor after a protest from Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon, and upheld the original fair call, Newsday reports.... More »

The Rays Are Winning. So Buy A Ticket, Tampa!

When even a pennant race for heretofore-hapless team can't fill seats, there's trouble

(Newser) - The Tampa Bay Rays have the best record in the American League, but you wouldn’t know it from the turnout at Tropicana Field, John Romano writes in the St. Petersburg Times. Even a heretofore-hapless franchise contending for the first time ever fills just a third of the seats. “... More »

Rays Beat Mariners to Stop 4-Game Skid

Strong eight innings from Edwin Jackson keys shutout

(Newser) - Edwin Jackson allowed two hits in eight innings, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Seattle Mariners 7-0 Thursday to stop a four-game losing streak. A 15-game loser in 2007, Jackson combined on a three-hitter and improved to 2-0. He didn't get his first victory until June 24 last... More »

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