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Scenes from ALCS Game 1, Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox

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October

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Chris Matthews, 31, of Temple Terrace, sits dejected in the stands of Tropicana Field after the Rays lost to the Red Sox 2-0 on Friday, October 10, 2008. Matthews said he was disappointed by the loss. "I think they're gonna win everyday," he said, adding he will be back for the next game.  [Edmund Fountain, Times)

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Grant Willard and Brett Hughes watch as the Tampa Bay Rays are unable to defeat the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field on Friday, 10/10/2008.  [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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L-R: Dave Kersey, 40, of New Port Richey and Laura Serpe, 38, of New Port Richey stand silent as Red Sox fans Alex Johnson, 9 and his father Marc Johnson, 40, of Tampa cheer as Kevin Youkilis doubles late in the game to allow Dustin Pedroia to score, giving the Red Sox a 2-0 victory over the Rays. [Edmund Fountain, Times]
 

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L-R, top to bottom: Boston Red Sox shortstop Jed Lowrie sixth inning strikeout produces different reactions from Rays fans Laura Serpe, 38, of New Port Richey, Steve Fialkoff, 45, of Clearwater and Red Sox fans Alex Johnson, 9 and his father Marc Johnson, 40, of Tampa. Johnson's daughter Tori, however, is a Rays fan. "We have a divided family," he said.

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(Left to right) Stephen Barnes, 19, of Clearwater; Jeff Cluff of Dunedin and Ian Parham, 18, of Dunedin cheer at the start of the first inning. The three young men are CC's Krew. The CC stands for Carl Crawford.  [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Scott Bratanov of St. Petersburg watches the top of the 4th inning.  Bratanov attended Tampa Bay's inaugural game. "Oh, I still got my ticket," Bratanov said. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Darrell Haun of Tampa holds a R.I.P. Red Sox sign up during the top of the 4th inning at Tropicana Field. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays fan Kenny Romberger, 41, of Brandon, stands for a portrait outside of Tropicana Field before the The Tampa Bay Rays play the Boston Red Sox in game one of the American League Championship series on October 10, 2008. Romberger came to the game with friends and painted his face in the car on the drive over from Brandon. [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays fan host Lloyd Amburgey, 82, of St. Petersburg pauses for the "National Anthem". Amburgey has been a fan host since the beginning.  [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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University of Tampa students (left to right) Max Shelton, James Rundlett, Justin Bitensky, Brendan McCabe and Jesse Doobie show their spirit outside Tropicana Field. Shelton and Doobie are Tampa Bay Rays fans, while Rundlett and Bitensky are cheering for Boston. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Alexa Jimenez of Tampa poses with St. Petersburg mayor Rick Baker outside Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill. Jimenez is the Florida governor for Red Sox Nation. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays fan Morgan Riley of Seminole playfully taunts Boston fan Justin Bitensky of Boston outside Tropicana Field. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Fans arrive at Tropicana Field before The Tampa Bay Rays play the Boston Red Sox in game one of the American League Championship series on October 10, 2008 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.  [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays fans cheer behind makeshift television studios set up outside of Tropicana Field on Friday. [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays fan Yoedy Gonzalez, 26, of Tampa, sports a bright blue mohawk outside of Tropicana Field before game one of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox on Friday, October 10, 2008.  [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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Hayley Brahm, 12, of St. Petersburg cheers while entering the parking lot at Tropicana Field on Friday, 10/10/2008.  [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Danielle Sabella, 18, of St. Petersburg and Ben Afasano, 29, of St. Petersburg cheer as cars enter the parking lot at Tropicana Field on Friday, 10/10/2008. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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