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End of an era: 1914-2008St. Pete's spring fling

End of an era: 1914-2008St. Pete's spring fling

TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS

Faces: Manager Hal McRae, OF Randy Winn

W-L: 55-106, fifth place

The Rays bring 69 players to camp, and it's a sign of things to come as they use 43 during the season (including 14 rookies) and become the first team to lose 100-plus games in back-to-back seasons in nearly 25 years.

TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS

Faces: Manager Lou Piniella, OF Aubrey Huff

W-L: 63-99, fifth place

The spring is full of optimism with the hiring of Piniella, and his confidence about winning. And there's enthusiasm about young OFs Carl Crawford and Rocco Baldelli winning roster spots. And then the season starts.

Our daily look at the history of spring training in St. Petersburg.

End of an era: 1914-2008St. Pete's spring fling 03/24/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 6:10pm]
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