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Welcome to the all new DRays blog. YaGottaBelieve is the old site. I started blogging on the DRays back in December of 2002. Some say I am a Tampa Bay Devil Rays fanatic, but I enjoy seeing the young prospects develop into Major League players. I grew up in the Tampa area seeing first hand the attempts to bring a Major League team to the area. This site will be all about covering the ongoing development of the Tampa Devil Rays franchise. Everyone has opinions and this web site will offer an incredibly easy way to share them. Creating your own article to post is as easy as clicking the "Post New Diary" link at the top of the right sidebar . A diary is a place where you can post thoughts on a certain topic and gather responses, sort of like a message board. If there's something you want to talk about, or a question you want to ask, diaries is the place to do it. Think of this like Sports Radio for the internet. Now, this site may have a similar look and feel to a blog I am sure you have already seen plenty of in Athletics Nation. There are several other team blogs just like this one that have been recently launched.

McCovey Chronicles
Red Reporter
Lookout Landing (Seattle)
Bleed Cubbie Blue

It is my belief that over the next few years, the Devil Rays organization will become a franchise to get excited about. We have seen the first wave of players come thru the system in Huff, Crawford, Rocco, etc. Before the year is out, we will see BJ Upton and Delmon Young in Tampa for good. There is still alot of talent on the horizon. The ownership situation looks promising with Stuart Sternberg slated to over as majority owner in the the not to distant future. I look forward in joining you as the DRays move forward into uncharted territory.