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INTERVIEW: Darius Rucker does some Yankee hatin' before his Saturday gig at Tropicana Field

Has there ever been a singer better suited to play a postgame gig at the Trop than Darius "Call Me Hootie and I'll Cut You" Rucker? After all, he's a rabid sports nut, has gobs of sing-along hits and, just like your Tampa Bay Rays, is one of the great back-from-the-dead reclamation projects of the 21st century. During an early-morning conference call this week to hype his show after Saturday's Rays-O's game, the 44-year-old with that unmistakably soulful croon talked Yankee hatin', comebacks and why country fans are better than pop fans. READ THE INTERVIEW. BUY YOUR TICKETS. HAVE FUN.

Posted by seandaly at 4:04:29 pm on May 13, 2011

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