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Largo fourth-grader takes Rays' Ben Zobrist to school

Thursday was "Take Zobrist to School" day for Braeden Johnson, a fourth-grader at Frontier Elementary School.

Braeden, 9, was a major league winner of a contest held by MetroPCS, a wireless phone company, and the Tampa Bay Rays. It was the first time in the five-year history of the contest that a boy's name was drawn, officials said.

Braeden really lucked out, not only because he won the honor of bringing a Rays player to school, but because second baseman-rightfielder Ben "Zorilla" Zobrist, a switch-hitter with a batting average over .300, has been his favorite player all along.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 10:18am]


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