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2008 team reunion, Tyler Glasnow back on the mound, and Adeiny Hechavarria traded

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MLB: Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

This past weekend was awful and it encapsulated the Rays first half struggled perfectly as they failed to hold a lead, get that timely hit, and lost by a run in each of the three contest. Daniel Robertson was injured and will likely miss the rest of the year as well.

However, there was a bright spot.

The 2008 team reunion, which admittedly was missing a few notable faces for various reasons, but it was amazing.

Akinori Iwamura, Jason Bartlett, Rocco Baldelli, James Shields, Scott Kazmir, and B.J. Upton were all back at the Trop, as well a contingent of other players and coaches from that 2008 squad. Iwamura would throw out the ceremonial first pitch to Jason Bartlett.

Joe Smith of The Athletic wrote an oral history of that 2008 season, with input offered from many of the players on every thing that happened that season. From the fight with New York in the spring, to James Shields missed haymaker to Coco Crisp, as well as a very reckless celebration by Jonny Gomes.

This story is amazing.

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