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"I don't think I got paid for that autograph signing. The Red Sox Nation was in the lobby (Friday) night ... in full force."

manager Terry Francona, jokingly, on Red Sox fans at the Don CeSar; the team moved from the Vinoy hoping for extra privacy, which didn't work

Quote of the day, part II

"It's very comforting to know I don't have to be concerned about a place to live or any of those things. And I've got one of the top-rated TV guys in the business (father-in-law Dewayne Staats) as a babysitter.''

Dan Wheeler, new reliever and Seminole-area resident

Quote of the day, part III

"You have to be a man in these situations. I'm not going to sit here and be a child about it.''

Rays reliever Shawn Camp on the frustration of being sent down to Triple A

Today: Rays vs. Red Sox

When/where: 1:40, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg

TV/radio: FSN; 1250-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers: Rays - LHP Scott Kazmir (7-7, 4.02); Red Sox - RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (12-7, 3.79)

Promotion: On Cartoon Day, the first 7,500 kids receive a Carl Crawford action figure and Garfield, Odie and the Pink Panther will be guests. Before the game, ex-Red Sox All-Star Rico Petrocelli will sign autographs at the Ted Williams Museum.

Rays tickets: $13-$275, Prime pricing. Available at Tropicana Field box office, all Ticketmaster outlets,

Rays info: (727) 825-3250

Watch for ...

Second-time around: In his first start against the Rays, July 3 at Fenway Park, Daisuke Matsuzaka yielded four hits and one walk and struck out nine in eight innings in a 4-1 win.

On deck

Monday: Jays, 7:10, FSN. Rays - Andy Sonnanstine (1-6, 5.57); Jays - Dustin McGowan (7-5, 4.45)

Tuesday: Jays, 7:10, Ch. 66. Rays - Edwin Jackson (2-10, 7.00); Jays - Jesse Litsch (3-4, 4.01)