The Rays Tank: Only 14 More Days...

TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 27: Sam Fuld #5 of the Tampa Bay Rays reacts after striking out in the 3rd inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 27, 2011 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Now that football season is over -- I actually watched my first football game of the season last night, man -- baseball season seems all that much closer.* Pitchers and catchers report in a mere 14 days, so we're only two weeks away from a momentary burst of baseball bliss...before remembering how tedious and boring spring training is and starting the countdown for the actual season to begin.

*I used to be one of those people that say, "Now that football's over, there's nothing else on the calendar until baseball season!" But that was before I got into hockey. The Bolts are playing some damn important games right now, as they're trying to resurrect their season and make a final push at the playoffs, so now is a great time to tune in and catch some action.

And I suppose there's basketball on too, if that floats your boat. There's always the USF Bulls, who....well, yeah.

There hasn't been much baseball news over the past couple days -- even GMs were distracted by the Super Bowl, apparently -- so we'll just hit up some quick links:

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