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Tampa Bay Rays' opening day schedule

Opening day schedule

2 p.m.: Parking lots open for tailgating

4 p.m.: Gates open, with players greeting fans at the first rotunda entrance for the first few minutes. Free scheduled magnets for all fans.

4:25-5:25: Rays batting practice

5:25-6:10: Orioles batting practice

6:10-6:20: Rays infield practice

6:20-6:30: Orioles infield practice

6:42: Ceremonial first pitch by Florida Gov. Rick Scott

6:46: Starting lineups announced

6:58: Moment of silence for three slain St. Petersburg police officers — Thomas Baitinger, Jeffrey Yaslowitz and David Crawford

6:59: National anthem performed by saxophonist B.K. Jackson, 19-year-old Tampa native attending Florida A&M; 300-foot U.S. flag and colors presented by officers and employees of the St. Petersburg Police Dept.

7:03: Raising of 2010 AL East championship banner on the catwalk above leftfield

7:10: First pitch by David Price

Tampa Bay Rays' opening day schedule 03/31/11 [Last modified: Thursday, March 31, 2011 7:46pm]
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