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Biscuits, Rays extend PDC

The Montgomery Biscuits (Class AA; Southern League) and the Tampa Bay Rays announced a four-year extension of their player development contract (PDC), effective through the 2014 season. All seven years of Biscuits history in Montgomery have taken place with a Rays affiliation, as more than 200 players have worn the butter and blue, with an […]

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Stone Crabs, Rays extend PDC

The Tampa Bay Rays have extended their player development contract (PDC) with the Charlotte Stone Crabs (High Class A; Florida State League) through the 2012 season. The Stone Crabs have served as the High-A affiliate for the Rays since the team was first announced after the 2008 season. Charlotte won the FSL South Division Championship […]

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Vegas mayor: We’re ready to build ballpark for American League team

Mayor Oscar Goodman says his city has launched talks regarding a new 45,000-seat roofed ballpark in downtown Las Vegas, adding that an American League team is involved. Two guesses as to what team he’s alluding to, but be warned: Goodman’s enthusiasm sometimes outpaces reality. During his weekly press conference today, Goodman discussed the early stages […]

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Charlotte County Sports Park / Tampa Bay Rays / Charlotte Stone Crabs

Longtime spring-training aficionados may be able to recognize Charlotte County Sports Park as the former spring home of the Texas Rangers, remodeled to serve as the spring home of the Tampa Bay Rays and the regular-season home of the Charlotte Stone Crabs. Maybe. FAST FACTS Opened: 1988; renovated in 2009 Cost: $5 million original construction; […]

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Tropicana Field / Tampa Bay Rays

Let’s get this right out of the way: Tropicana Field is not the worst facility in the major leagues. The Metrodome clearly is. By far. Now, having said that, it’s also clear that Tropicana Field is the second-worst facility in the majors. In many ways it’s directly comparable to the Metrodome, as both hated domes […]

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