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Rays make SI history

Posted May 20, 2008 by Marc Lancaster

Updated May 21, 2008 at 01:53 AM

OAKLAND—The Rays’ hot start and other events around baseball have inspired Sports Illustrated to create what they tell us is their first-ever cartoon cover.

It accompanies a story by SI’s Tom Verducci, who spent quite a bit of time at the Trop last week.

The issue hits newsstands tomorrow.

Updating with a hat tip to commenter JimmyDee, here’s a story that tells how this cover came to be.

Reader Comments

Por (JimmyDee) on May 20, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Hey, there’s a story about the creation of this cover with the artist over here:

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Por (mike cabello) on May 21, 2008 (Suggest removal)

“Break up the Bucs” cover. Break up the “Mighty Rays” cover. New uniforms for both and the curse is officially broken! The “devil” has been cast out. I’m feeling connected with our national pastime. I can’t even tell you what this means to me and my Little Engine that Could town on the bay. I love the Rays! See you at the game Saturday night.

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Por (Mandi Riley) on May 21, 2008 (Suggest removal)

GO RAYS!  It’s so nice to turn on the radio sports shows and actually have them give time out of the show to talk about the Rays!  AWESOME!  So glad that people are finally stepping up and watching!  woooo whoooo!  GO RAYS!

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Por (Mariano Jimenez) on May 21, 2008 (Suggest removal)

What an awesome cover!!  I’m getting that thing enlarged and framed!

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