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Kevin Cash says 'Pride Night' logo opt-out from some Tampa Bay Rays players won't divide team

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A number of Tampa Bay Rays players decided not to wear rainbow-colored logos on their uniforms as part of the team's annual "Pride Night" on Saturday that recognized the LGBTQ community. Rays manager Kevin Cash addressed it after Sunday's game, saying he doesn't think it'll negatively impact the clubhouse because discussions among the players over the past few weeks were constructive and emphasized the value of differing perspectives.

Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 2, 2022

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Last round of a 4 game set with the Texas Rangers. Beams hope to even up the series We trust everybody partook as of now or thereabouts. Back at it in about an hour pic.twitter.com/fmdN2ilvsO — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 2, 2022 Going for the series win! #StraightUpTX pic.twitter.com/v0BGnzMwcI — Texas Rangers (@Rangers) June 2, 2022 Beams scored first (I know!) after Mejia multiplied, moved to third, and was driven in by Vidal Brujan. Beams next run came in the third inning on a Yandy Diaz single to drive in Margot and give the Rays a 2-0 lead. Two or three strolls later and the Rays added one more run with a RBI Walk by Issac Parades. After 3 strolls and 2 hits, Rays could gather the 2 runs, however enough for a 3-0 lead. Margot helped Corey Kluber and the Rays in the lower part of the fourth inning, gunning down Jonah Heim at a respectable halfway point to end the inning.

Corey Kluber & the bullpen combine for 1 run

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Last round of a 4 game set with the Texas Rangers. Beams hope to even up the series We trust everybody partook as of now or thereabouts. Back at it in about an hour pic.twitter.com/fmdN2ilvsO — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 2, 2022 Going for the series win! #StraightUpTX pic.twitter.com/v0BGnzMwcI — Texas Rangers (@Rangers) June 2, 2022 Beams scored first (I know!) after Mejia multiplied, moved to third, and was driven in by Vidal Brujan. Beams next run came in the third inning on a Yandy Diaz single to drive in Margot and give the Rays a 2-0 lead. Two or three strolls later and the Rays added one more run with a RBI Walk by Issac Parades. After 3 strolls and 2 hits, Rays could gather the 2 runs, however enough for a 3-0 lead. Margot helped Corey Kluber and the Rays in the lower part of the fourth inning, gunning down Jonah Heim at a respectable halfway point to end the inning.

New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays collaborate on social media to spread awareness about gun violence

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While their players competed against each other on the field, the social media teams for the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees collaborated Thursday night in an effort to raise awareness about gun violence in the United States. In wake of the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, both teams opted to use their platforms to provide "facts about gun violence in America" instead of providing any live commentary about Thursday's game. "We all deserve to be safe -- in schools, grocery stores, places of worship, our neighborhoods, houses and America," the Rays posted prior to first pitch. "The most recent shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde have shaken us to the core. Find out how to watch NFL live or later on demand with Kayo Sports. Watch up to five NFL games per week with the Kayo free trial offer.

Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes to host USA Football coaching clinics

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The Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes is teaming with USA Football to host three youth football coaching clinics across Missouri this summer while his 15 and the Mahomies Foundation has provided grants to 15 youth football leagues. The collaboration between the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback and USA Football was announced Monday.

Rays’ Curtis Mead ready to bring the thunder

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Having made a big leap in prospect status, the native Australian aims to be an impactful big-league hitter. Curtis Mead knows the jokes about shrimp on the barbie and Outback Steakhouse usually are coming. I’ve heard them all, the Rays minor-league infielder said. I can promise you that. Then there are the questions about the animals indigenous to his Australian homeland, which he addresses by clarifying that while kangaroos, koalas, dingoes and wombats can indeed be fascinating, it’s not like they’re hanging out on the streets of the big cities. You don’t really see them, Mead explained. They’re not, like, in the downtown area. But you go 45 (minutes) to an hour in any direction, they’re all over the place.

Everything to Expect for Tampa Bay Rays Opening Weekend

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The back-to-back AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays are back for more this season, and they kick off their 2022 campaign with a series against the Orioles. The Rays are coming off a season in which they won a franchise-record 100 games and made it to the playoffs for a third straight year. Ultimately, though, they fell short of their goal of a World Series, losing in four games to the Red Sox in the ALDS.