Scenes from World Series Game 1, Tampa Bay Rays vs. Philadelphia Phillies

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Rays fan Joshua Sackett watches the late innings of Game 1.  The Rays lost to the Phillies 3-2. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Tracy Walker of St. Petersburg shows frustration during the bottom of the 9th inning of Game 1 of the World Series at Tropicana Field on Wednesday, 10/22/2008. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays fans Massimo Emilione and his fiancee, Rose Tamburello, both of Land 'O Lakes, take a moment during game 1 of the World Series at Tropicana Field on Wednesday, 10/22/2008. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Danny Hernandez of Tampa (center, wearing blue) pumps his fist at the end of the top of the 6th inning. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Luisa Willingham of St. Petersburg sports 2008 glasses while watching the fifth inning. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays fan Dustyn Merckling shows frustration at the top of the fifth inning. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Bob Hoskins of Hudson watches the third inning of game 1 of the World Series at Tropicana Field on Wednesday, 10/22/2008. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Carol Stevens of Pinellas Park (left) cheers during the third inning of game 1 of the World Series at Tropicana Field on Wednesday, 10/22/2008. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Bob Hoskins of Hudson (center, glasses face painted) and his son, Rob Hoskins of Holiday (right, face painted) cheer for comeback during the third inning of game 1 of the World Series at Tropicana Field on Wednesday, 10/22/2008. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays fans show excitement as they are told that Fox has started broadcasting game 1 of the World Series at Tropicana Field on Wednesday, 10/22/2008. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Jane Titus of Phoenix watches the first inning of game 1 of the World Series at Tropicana Field on Wednesday, 10/22/2008. Titus came to cheer for the Tampa Bay Rays, who played the Philadelphia Phillies. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Cary Strukel of Pinellas Park kneels in honor to the Tampa Bay Rays before game 1 of the World Series at Tropicana Field on Wednesday, 10/22/2008. It's a pregame ritual for Strukel, who attended as Flava Ray. Also pictured is Rusty Eckert of St. Petersburg (standing). [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Fans stream into the main entrance as the doors open before the Tampa Bay Rays battle the Philadelpia Phillies during game one of the World Series at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg Wednesday evening (10/22/08). [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Brittany Williams, 13, center, leads fellow students from John Hopkins Middle School as they yell at passers by to park in their school parking lot, located at 701 16th Street S, for $10. From left to right are Daysha Stephens, 13, Keona Wilson, 13, Brittany Williams, 13, Alexus Davenport, 13, and Lauren Lord, 13. [KAINAZ AMARIA | Times]

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Ray Butler, 40 of Miami sells ticket holders to game attendees on the corner of Central Avenue and 13th Street S. At $10 a piece, Butler's sales pitch is, "Get your ticket holders...they are cheaper than tickets!" [KAINAZ AMARIA | Times]

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Jim Hollingsworth, 76, of Virginia, center, purchases a Rays ticket with his son Rick Hollingsworth, 45, from a scalper on the corner of Central Avenue and 11th Street N. [KAINAZ AMARIA | Times]

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Fans enter Tropicana Field for game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday, 10/22/2008. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Fans wait outside moments as the doors open before the Tampa Bay Rays battle the Philadelpia Phillies during game one of the World Series at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg Wednesday evening (10/22/08). [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Phillies fan Tom Brock, of Cleveland, Ohio greets Tampa Bay Rays mascot Raymond in the main rotunda of Tropicana Field shortly after the gates were opened for fans coming to the first World Series game. [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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Christopher Griffin, 9, of Brooksville examines the inner workings of his cowbell while waiting to get into Tropicana Field for game one of the World Series. His parents got the tickets online on Monday. Griffin says that Rays pitcher James Shields is his favorite player. His parents, Bryan and Bonnie Griffin, say that the took Christopher to the first playoff game against the White Sox, as well as the first Lightning playoff game and first Stanley Cup game. [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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George Crottie of Lakeland dons his Santa Claus outfit before game 1 of the World Series at Tropicana Field on Wednesday, 10/22/2008. Crottie has attended all the home playoff games, but this is the first time he dressed up. "Just wanted to be different," he said. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Central Ave. at the round-about.  [Cherie Diez, Times]

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