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WORST WEEKEND

We just lived through what might have been the worst weekend in the history of Tampa Bay sports. The Rays lost two World Series games. The Bucs lost at Dallas. The Lightning was shut out at home by San Jose. And the No. 16 USF Bulls were upset at Louisville. For those keeping score at home, the Tampa Bay teams in those games were 0-5 and were outscored 52-35.

Feature of the day

Robert Szasz, the guy we know around here as the "The Heckler'' at Rays games, was profiled over the weekend in the Wall Street Journal. But in the piece, author Ashby Jones wrote the "more popular his team has become, the less he is needed.'' ESPN's Peter Gammons said, "I think he's kind of lost his place.'' Szasz said that's fine by him as long as the Rays continue to be successful.

Divorce of the day

The New York Daily News is reporting that ESPN might break up its Sunday night baseball broadcasting team of Jon Miller and Joe Morgan even though both have two years left on their contracts. The Daily News writes that Morgan could be switched to the network's midweek telecast and be replaced on Sunday by Rick Sutcliffe. It's also possible Miller could be moved out of the Sunday booth. However, the Daily News did quote an ESPN spokesman saying, "We expect both Jon and Joe to be back in the Sunday night booth next season."

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