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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Remember in 2004 when the Rays were in first place? No?

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That time when Tino Martinez and Jose Cruz Jr. went yard at the Tokyo Dome.

Opening Day - New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Devil Rays - March 30, 2004 Photo by Tom Hauck/Getty Images

On this (opening) day in 2004, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays knocked off the New York Yankees 8-3 in the Tokyo Dome. Jose Cruz Jr. smacked a solo dinger, and Tino Martinez went 3 for 3 with a two run blast. Victor Zambrano worked six innings, giving up three runs on six hits in picking up the win. The Rays stay at the top of the standings would last ... one day. But still!

News and Links:

  • A new Zunino entered the world. Congrats to Mike and Alyssa!
  • Here’s a warm fuzzy piece about Anthony Banda.
  • The Rays 2020 Media Guide is out if you’ve got some time to kill. Which, of course you do.