Scenes from World Series Game 2, Tampa Bay Rays vs. Philadelphia Phillies

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(Left to right front row) Marion Henderson of Bradenton, Erin Lamant of Tampa and Susan Lamant of Bradenton cheer near the last out of the ninth inning. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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(Left to right) Glenn Schmiddt of Wesley Chapel and Jansen Dupree of Tampa cheer for the last out at the top of the 7th inning. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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A Philadelphia Phillies fan is ejected for misconduct around the 6th inning. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Pieter Wiemken, 16, of St. Petersburg cheers for Rays in the bottom of the fifth inning. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Pieter Wiemken, 16, of St. Petersburg cheers for Rays in the bottom of the fifth inning. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Jason Hoge of Madeira Beach cheers as the Tampa Bay Rays score in the first inning. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays fan Dom Cirello, right, of Riverview, stops to admire another Ray's fan car decoration on his way into Tropicana Field, Thursday night, prior to the second game of the 2008 World Series. [Scott Keeler, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies fans have their photographs taken in front of a large 2008 World Series emblem, Thursday evening in the Tropicana Field parking lot in St. Petersburg. [Scott Keeler, Times]

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10 Connects news anchors Reginald Roundtree, left and Heather Van Nest, right, air a pre-game segment outside of Tropicana Field, Thursday evening prior to the second game of the World Series. Local Tampa Bay television stations produced live segments from the parking lot near the stadiums main entrance. [Scott Keeler, Times]

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Left to Right: Matt Morris and his mother Barbara Morris, both of Dunedin, celebrate for the Tampa Bay Rays outside of Tropicana Field near the local media tents. Both had attended the seventh game of the ALCS when the Rays defeated the Boston Red Sox. Thursday would be their first World Series game. "We are ready to go." said Matt Morris. [Scott Keeler, Times]

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Phillies fans before the game. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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John Keiley of Denver, and owner of Johnny's New York Pizza, poses for a portrait before Game 2 of the World Series at Tropicana Field on Thursday, 10/23/2008. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays fan A.J. Rivera, 9, of Largo, front, fields a ground ball thrown by his brother Devon Rivera, 8, as his father Jose Rivera, back, sets up his grill in the parking lot of AAA Auto Club South off of 2nd Avenue South in St. Petersburg, near Tropicana Field. The family was planning a pre-game cookout prior to watching the second game of the 2008 World Series at Tropicana Field. [Scott Keeler, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays Evan Longoria signs autographs before Game 2 of the World Series at Tropicana Field on Thursday, 10/23/2008. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Dylan Bacon, 7, of Clearwater watches Tampa Bay Rays batting practice before Game 2 of the World Series at Tropicana Field on Thursday, 10/23/2008. Thursday is Bacon's birthday. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Tracy Turbeville of Tampa (left) holds a sign she made for the World Series at Tropicana Field on Thursday, 10/23/2008. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Rob Hoskins, 44, of Holiday (left) and his father, Bob Hoskins, 67, of Hudson (right) put the finishing touches on their face paint before Game 2 of the World Series outside Tropicana Field on Thursday, 10/23/2008. Rob grew up as a Red Sox fan, but when the Rays' franchise started, he became a convert on day one. "This is the home team," Rob said. "This comes first. You gotta root for the home team. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Rob Hoskins, 44, of Holiday (left) puts the finishing touches on his face paint with his father, Bob Hoskins, 67, of Hudson (right) waiting before Game 2 of the World Series outside Tropicana Field on Thursday, 10/23/2008. Rob grew up as a Red Sox fan, but when the Rays' franchise started, he became a convert on day one. "This is the home team," Rob said. "This comes first. You gotta root for the home team." [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Brittany Hyman of St. Petersburg (left) laughs as her friend, Lindsay Rodriguez of St. Petersburg playfully pulls her from the truck's flatbed before Game 2 of the World Series outside Tropicana Field on Thursday, 10/23/2008. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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