Dukes' reception mixed
When Devil Rays CF Elijah Dukes was introduced before his first at bat tonight, you couldn't quite tell if the fans here at Tropicana Field were booing him or chanting his last name, as they have in the past.
Dukes' first home game since his estranged wife accused him of threatening her and their kids' life didn't evoke a strong reaction from the Trop crowd either way. Fans around the seating bowl clapped, some cheered and others gave their version of the "Boooo/Duuukes" chant.
The fact of the matter is that the fan reaction wasn't strong either way.