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Guest of the day: Mitt Romney catches Rays-Red Sox game



Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who will speak in downtown Tampa Thursday during his fundraising tour of Florida, attended the Rays-Red Sox game Wednesday night.


Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, wouldn’t take any political questions, but was happy to talk some baseball. Romney grew up in the Detroit area a big Tigers fan, with Al Kaline being his “boyhood hero.” When Romney moved to Massachusetts, he began supporting the Red Sox, like his sons, who are “Red Sox fans true blue.” So don’t read too much into Romney sitting behind the Rays dugout. 

Romney hasn’t been too many games this year, but enjoyed his first trip to the Trop.

“It’s cool – I had no idea,” Romney said. “I thought I was going to be in sweltering heat, but instead it’s cool, and a responsive and warm crowd.”  

Romney also appeared impressed by the Rays.

“(The Rays) have been giving my Red Sox a tough, tough run this year,’ Romney said. “It’s really something. We started off real slow but we’ve climbed up on top. We could use a win tonight.”

[Last modified: Friday, July 15, 2011 12:15am]


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