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Rays: Not just people noticing Myers' size

Maybe it's Fort (Wil) Myers

How big has Wil Myers become? ESPN's Jayson Stark noticed an interesting phenomenon Tuesday when his tweet about Fort Myers was auto-corrected to this:

"One more time: I was there, live, at Replay-palooza yesterday in Fort @wilmyers. Here's what we saw - & learned"

Now bat-boying ...

Pitching coach Jim Hickey filled in when the Red Sox didn't provide a bat boy for two innings. "I think they can afford a bat boy or two," manager Joe Maddon said. "Although I think they're the highest paid bat boys in all of baseball … so maybe the kid was holding out."

Quote of the day

"Is this the longest nine-inning game in the history of spring training?"

Rays manager Joe Maddon, after a regular season-esque 3:28 game.

Who is this Ray?

Starred in baseball, basketball and football in high school. Cousins with NFL's Andre Smith.

The dish

Rays vs. Yankees

When/where: 1:05 today; Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte. Radio: mlb.com

Tickets: Reserved seats $19-29, berm/boardwalk $12. Available through raysbaseball.com and Ticketmaster, at Tropicana Field and Charlotte Sports Park box offices, Tampa team store.

Gates open: 11 a.m.

Directions: Driving time from the bay area is 1½-2 hours. Suggested route: I-75 south to Exit 179 (Toledo Blade Road), go west 6½ miles (crossing U.S. 41) to El Jobean Road (SR 776), go right 2 miles, complex is on the left.

Parking: $10, lots open at 10.

Rays information: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS)

Pitchers: Rays — LH Cesar Ramos, Grant Balfour, Joel Peralta, Erik Bedard, Jake Odorizzi, Matt Andriese; Yankees — RH Adam Warren, Jim Miller, Robert Coello

On deck

Thursday: at Orioles (Sarasota), 1:05. Rays — LH David Price; Orioles — TBA

Exhibition schedule

All games 1:05 unless noted

March

8 at Blue Jays

9 Pirates

10 at Red Sox

11 Twins

12 at Blue Jays

13 Pirates

14 at Braves

15 (ss) Blue Jays; at Pirates

16 Red Sox

17 OFF

18 at Twins, 7:05

19 at Orioles

20 Twins, 7:05

21 Blue Jays

22 Orioles

23 at Red Sox

24 at Twins

25 Red Sox

26 Orioles 7:05

27 at Orioles, 7:05

28 at Tigers

29 at AA Montgomery (Ala.), 3:05

Who is this Ray: OF Desmond Jennings

Spring in photos

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Rays 8, Red Sox 0

T.B. ab r h biBostonab r h bi

DeJesus lf 2 2 2 1 G.Sizemore cf 2 0 0 0

Guyer ph-rf 2 0 1 0 C.Brown pr-cf 1 0 0 0

Y.Escobar ss 2 0 0 0 Pedroia 2b 3 0 0 0

H.Lee ph-ss 2 0 1 2 Holt 2b 1 0 0 0

J.Hager ph-ss 1 0 0 0 D.Ortiz dh 3 0 0 0

Loney 1b 2 1 1 2 Nava ph-dh 1 0 1 0

Sands 1b 3 0 0 0 Napoli 1b 2 0 1 0

Myers dh 4 0 1 0 T.Shaw 1b 1 0 0 0

L.Maile ph-dh 1 0 0 0 J.Gomes lf 3 0 1 0

Joyce rf 3 1 2 1 McCoy lf 1 0 0 0

C.Figueroa 2b 2 0 1 0 Bogaerts ss 2 0 0 0

Forsythe 3b 3 0 1 0 D.Marrero pr 0 0 0 0

M.Mahtook cf 2 0 0 0 Middlebrs 3b 3 0 1 0

S.Rodriguez 2b 3 1 1 1 B.Snyder pr 1 0 1 0

V.Belnome 3b 2 0 0 0 A.Hassan rf 3 0 2 0

J.Molina c 2 2 2 1 Cousins rf 1 0 0 0

C.Casali c 1 0 1 0 D.Butler c 2 0 1 0

Kiermaier cf 2 1 1 0 Swihart c 1 0 0 0

Christian lf 2 0 1 0

Totals 41 8 16 8 Totals 31 0 8 0

Tampa Bay 131 030 000— 8

Boston 000 000 000— 0

DP—Boston 4. LOB—Tampa Bay 13, Boston 9. 2B—DeJesus (2), H.Lee (1), J.Molina (1). 3B—DeJesus (1). HR—Loney (1), S.Rodriguez (1). SB—Myers (1).

Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO

Archer W,1-0 2 1 0 0 0 1

Lowe 1 2 0 0 0 1

McGee 1 1 0 0 1 0

Boxberger 1 1 0 0 1 2

E.Romero 1 1 0 0 1 0

Montgomery 2 1 0 0 0 1

Beliveau 1 1 0 0 1 0

Boston IP H R ER BB SO

Buchholz L,0-1 1 3 1 1 1 1

R.De La Rosa 2 5 4 4 2 1

A.Miller 1 0 0 0 1 1

B.Villarreal 1 3 3 3 1 2

Cordero 1 1 0 0 0 2

Mijares 1 1 0 0 1 2

M.Ott 1 1 0 0 0 1

C.Hernandez 1 2 0 0 1 1

HBP—by Montgomery (Swihart). T—3:28. A—9,809 (9,990).

Rays: Not just people noticing Myers' size 03/04/14 [Last modified: Friday, March 7, 2014 6:32pm]

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