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Fans bring the noise for Game 2



Terri Bikis of Tampa celebrates after the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Boston Red Sox 9-8 in extra innings. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

A Boston Red Sox fan (right) is calmed down after tensions grow strong between Tampa Bay Rays and Sox fans in the 9th inning at Tropicana Field on Saturday, 10/11/2008. Shortly afterwards, a small fight ensued and several Red Sox fans were escorted away. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

Tampa Bay Rays fans Nicole DeLeon and Michael DeMauro celebrate a 9-8 victory in the 11th inning over the Boston Red Sox early Sunday morning. [Edmund Fountain, Times]


Left to right: Michael Wahlgren, of Melbourne and Lindsay Fischer cheer in section 144 of Tropicana Field after Carl Crawford hit a home run in the 3rd inning. Both Longoria and Crawford are visible on Tropicana Field's jumbotron in the background. [Edmund D. Fountain, Times]


Left to right: Tampa Bay Rays fans Laura Gillette, of Largo, Ron Gillette, of Largo, cheer as the Rays take the lead 7-6 in the 5th inning. Also pictured at right is Boston Red Sox fan Bill Yeaser of New Smyrna Beach. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

Tampa Bay Rays fan host Bob MacDonald watches the game. A three season veteran of Tropicana Field, MacDonald shaves the sides of his head every other day to keep his mohawk neat. "Trust me," he says. "As soon as this is over with it's going back to normal." [Edmund D. Fountain, Times]

Mary Frankle of Tampa watches the Tampa Bay Rays play the Boston Red Sox inside Tropicana Field on Saturday, 10/11/2008. She's been a Rays fan since the beginning. Family and friends gave her a hard time when she bought season tickets the first year. "It means I wasn't an idiot for buying season tickets," Frankle said. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

Terri Bikis of Tampa shows some frustration after the Boston Red Sox went up 2-0 at the top of the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on Saturday, 10/11/2008. [Chris Zuppa, Times]


Mike Smith, of Spring Hill, dons a blue wig and beard during the game. [Chris Zuppa, Times]


Tampa Bay Rays fan Andrew Pedroff, of St. Petersburgdons face paint during the game. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

Terri Bikis of Tampa, second from right, and Pam Kemp of St. Petersburg, right, celebrate the Tampa Bay Rays making it a 2-2 game against the Boston Red Sox at the bottom of the first inning. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

Rays Manager Joe Maddon, right, shakes hands with Zachary Sharples, 12, after batting practice Saturday at Tropicana Field. Sharples was recently suspended from school because he got a mohawk haircut to support the Rays. [James Borchuck, Times]


Surrounded by his grandkids, Dick Vitale throws the first pitch before the start of Saturday's game. [Brian Cassella, Times]

Eric Hinske, right, introduces David Ortiz, left, to members of the band "STAIND" including guitarist Mike Mushok, center, during batting practice at Tropicana Field Saturday evening. [James Borchuck, Times]


Dave Mookdasanit of Spring Hill grills hot dogs and hamburgers outside Tropicana Field. [Chris Zuppa, Times]


Angela Curran of Largo reacts to the blue hairspray outside Tropicana Field. Wayne Saenz of Largo sprayed her hair blue in preparation for the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox game. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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