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Why can’t Tampa Bay sports fans have nice things?

Sports Day Tampa Bay: Rick Stroud and Times columnist Martin Fennelly ponders the plight of Tampa Bay sports fans
Tampa Bay Rays fans run through the pouring rain into the stadium to watch the game against the Texas Rangers on Friday, June 28, 2019 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. ALLIE GOULDING | Times
Published Jul. 11

The Bucs haven’t made the playoffs since 2007. The Rays want to be snowbirds, and the Lightning has forgotten how to win in the playoffs. I talk with Tampa Bay Times sports columnist Martin Fennelly about why Tampa Bay sports fans can’t have nice things anymore.

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