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Tampa Bay Rays clobber Yankees to win impressive opener

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Well, look who is on top of baseball? Why, it’s the Tampa Bay Rays. And who would have thought to look for them there? The Rays opened the 2017 season with a 7-3 victory over the New York Yankees Sunday. And while it’s early, it was an impressive way to start the season for the Rays. The Rays, 16 games behind the Yankees a year ago, jumped New York early and never slowed in the win. Tampa Bay scored three…

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Rays’ Chris Archer thinks his team will surprise some people

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Outside the clubhouse, there is new synthetic turf and old banners. There are questions and skeptics. Inside, there is hope and promise and optimism. Two days short of Opening Day, why wouldn’t there be? Chris Archer of the Tampa Bay Rays stands in front of his locker, and he expresses his belief in a team that many think is bound for the AL East Cellar. Archer believes. Someone has to, right? “I think we’re super-talented,” said Archer, who will start Sunday…

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Stu Sternberg seems calm despite stadium delays, slow ticket sales

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This day works. Just ask the man in the tan sports jacket walking around the infield. This day works, although so many days of baseball do not. This day works, although individual ticket sales are down, and season ticket sales are down, and sponsorship sales are down. This day works, although much of his team is starting over in a market that seems to have no patience for it. This is Opening Day, after all. This is the day the…

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