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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: “If enjoying and having fun in baseball is bad, I’m guilty.’’

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Carlos Gomez is who he is, Ronald Acuna promoted, and Rays to play a double header in May

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The weather in Baltimore yesterday was egregious so the game between the Rays and Orioles was postponed a few hours before the first pitch. The game will be made up as the first game of a double header when the Rays return to Baltimore on May 12th.

Tonight, the Rays will return to action after two consecutive days off following their sweeping of the Minnesota Twins. They’ll send Jake Faria to the mound as he’ll face off against longtime former Ray, Alex Cobb, with the first pitch set for 7:10.

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This much is certain: Pie is big, athletic and loaded with talent. He moves well around the infield and has impressed scouts with his smooth defensive actions and strong arm. Pie has already displayed above-average bat speed and projects to have above-average raw power in the future. He’s a solid runner -- clocked in the 6.6- to 6.7-second range in the 60-yard run -- and shows good instincts on the bases.

“It’s something I know a lot of people are talking good about this, that baseball needs more of that,’’ Gomez said Tuesday, after the Rays-Orioles game was rained out. ”And some people say it’s not good.

”If enjoying and having fun in baseball is bad, I’m guilty.’’

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