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What can Rays show at Trop?

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Why don't the Tampa Bay Rays show replays during their games? Is it only the Rays or is it an MLB policy? They show maybe three or four replays during a three-hour ball game. They show special event announcements, birthday or anniversary by displaying a message on the Tropicana Field scoreboard during the middle of the fourth inning at Rays home games. In 2007, the Rays added four new video boards to Tropicana Field. The main video board in right field is 35 feet high and 64 feet wide, making it more than four times larger than the previous board. This ProStar video board from Daktronics provides video content. At Bucs home games; almost every play is replayed on their big screens. This may be one reason people like to watch the games on TV rather than go to the Trop.

Lou Costanza, director of game presentation and multimedia production for the Rays, provided this response:

"Basically, MLB has a strict set of rules on what we can and cannot show on our video board. A few examples of things we cannot show include:

• "Replays showing called balls or strikes from the current game or series.

• "Replays of plays under review pursuant to the Video Replay Review procedures.

• "Brushback pitches.

• "Any instance where an umpire has clearly made an incorrect call.

• "Replays of a controversial play during an on-field argument with an umpire.

"There are many more than the ones I listed here, but I wanted to give you a brief example of some of MLB's regulations.

"Additionally, each club also has its own policies on what replays should be shown in stadium as well, so we do implement a few rules of our own too.

"With all of that being said, I should note that we do make a concerted effort in RaysVision each game to show everything we possibly can within all of these guidelines."

Leave bins for final pickup

It has been in the news that WSI will stop providing recycling services for subscribers in the City of St. Petersburg at the end of this month (and Waste Pro will take over in October). However, I can't find any information about what we need to do with the WSI bins. Will WSI simply take their recycling bins when they make that final collection, or do we have to find a way to recycle them ourselves?

According to a spokeswoman, WSI will be collecting the recycled products and the bins when it makes its final pickup in St. Petersburg at the end of this month. WSI can be contacted at (727) 572-6800.

Waste Pro Inc. takes over the service with the city Oct. 1. It will provide residents with containers. You can call Waste Pro at (727) 873-0800.

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