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Back in Tampa Bay

tropicana field.jpgAh, Tropicana Field.

Such charm.

The Trop, as locals call it, reminds me of Olympic Stadium, only instead of being in Montreal and having Youppi as a mascot, we’re in St. Petersburg and have an aardvark as a mascot. (I have since been informed from a reliable source that the Rays mascot is a seadog, which I’m afraid is even worse than an aardvark.) Yep, not much atmosphere at the Trop. Not much of a crowd expected this week against the Phillies, either. I remember saying last year that it would be a shame for the Rays to win the World Series because nobody in Tampa Bay really cares about the team. I’m afraid that’s holding true this season. Attendance is up from last year, but they’re not packing them in, either.

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No word yet if Ryan Howard is flying to Florida to join the team today. As soon as I know, I’ll pass it along.

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Raul Ibanez is taking batting practice. Just thought I’d let you know.

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In case you missed it, the Phillies officially announced Clay Condrey is on the DL with a strained left oblique. Sergio Escalona takes his place.

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It is ridiculously hot and humid outside. Or maybe I just think that because it’s been 60 and raining in Philly for the past two months.

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