Within blocks of my writing this column at the Tampa Bay Times , downtown St. Petersburg remains a frenzy of block-long demolition (despite the rain) to make room for a massive mixed-use bui …
Bill Clinton will be hitting up Miami donors again after Labor Day weekend....
UPDATE, 12:23: Cash said they opted to give Duffy today off so he has three days off his feet, having been the DH on Tuesday, as part of the maintenance for his left Achilles. ... Cash said the Rays may not announce their call-ups until Friday.... Drew Smyly comes into today's start with a 20 1/3 inning scoreless streak against the Red Sox. ... The Rays are still planning on flying home to Tampa after today's game but travel director Chris Westmoreland has several contingencies plans in the works as well.
Red Sox lineup:
As expected, the Bucs are holding out nearly all their established starters and key contributors from Wednesday night's rainy preseason finale against the Redskins, with 25 players not playing, most as healthy scratches....