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2105250 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2013-01-30 19:12:02.0 UTC 2013-01-30T14:12:02.000-05:00 content/video-shields-pops-rays-load-truck published 2013-01-31 15:51:10.0 UTC 2013-01-31T10:51:10.000-05:00 drupal 33436 Rays home clubhouse/equipment manager Chris Westmoreland was talking about what goes into packing up for the move to Port Charlotte for spring training when a familiar face - RHP James Shields, who was at the Trop to say come goodbyes - popped into the media scrum. Marc Topkin rays video, James Shields, Chris Westmoreland Video: Shields pops in as Rays load truck false templatedata/tampabaytimes/BlogArticle/data/rays/2013/01/30/33436-video-shields-pops-rays-load-truck BlogArticle Rays home clubhouse/equipment manager Chris Westmoreland was talking about what goes into packing up for the move to Port Charlotte for spring training when a familiar face - RHP James Shields, who was at the Trop to say come goodbyes - popped into the media scrum. video, James Shields, Chris Westmorelandvideo, James Shields, Chris WestmorelandMarc Topkin 380332 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:36:06.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:36:06.000-04:00 marc-topkin published 2013-02-18 17:30:43.0 UTC 2013-02-18T12:30:43.000-05:00 Marc Topkin <p>Marc Topkin has covered baseball for the <i>Times</i> since 1987 &mdash; from the lengthy effort to secure a team, to the awarding of the Tampa Bay franchise in 1995, and through each of the Rays seasons starting in 1998. He has traveled throughout the United States with the team, as well as to Canada, Venezuela, Mexico and Japan, and has covered All-Star Games and the World Series, as well as Super Bowls and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.</p> Times Staff Writer writers DTI 33745506 Marc Topkin has covered baseball for the Times since 1987 — from the lengthy effort to secure a team, to the awarding of the Tampa Bay franchise in 1995, and through each of the Rays seasons starting in 1998. He has traveled throughout the United States with the team, as well as to Canada, Venezuela, Mexico and Japan, and has covered All-Star Games and the World Series, as well as Super Bowls and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. <p>Phone: (727) 893-8801</p> <p>Email: <a href="mailto:topkin@tampabay.com">topkin@tampabay.com</a></p> <p>Blog: <a href="http://blogs.tampabay.com/rays/">The Heater</a></p> <p>Twitter: @TBTimes_Rays</p> <div style="position: absolute; left: -40px; top: -25px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;" data-mce-bogus="1" class="mcePaste" id="_mcePaste"></div> 1 /resources/images/bio-photo/2012/topkin.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/33745506-marc-topkin AuthorProfile 2012-10-25 12:36:06.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:36:06.000-04:00 2286052 2016-07-20 03:54:40.0 UTC 1 Month Ago video-pedro-martinez-john-smoltz-on-whats-wrong-with-chris-archer rays Video: Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz on what's 'wrong' with Chris Archer BlogArticle 2267053 2016-02-26 20:00:44.0 UTC 6 Months Ago kevin-kiermaier-gets-a-lasting-gift-from-chris-archer-rays-teammates rays Kevin Kiermaier gets a lasting gift from Chris Archer, Rays teammates BlogArticle 2269267 2016-03-14 15:19:54.0 UTC 5 Months Ago rays-make-official-that-chris-archer-starts-opening-day rays Rays make it official: Chris Archer will take the mound for opening day BlogArticle <p>Rays home clubhouse/equipment manager Chris Westmoreland was talking about what goes into packing up for the move to Port Charlotte for spring training when a familiar face - RHP James Shields, who was at the Trop to say come goodbyes - popped into the media scrum.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/4nQDlNOISjg" frameborder="0" height="360" width="640"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>falseruntime2016-08-30 05:52:44