Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and News Channel 8. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald. Roger has also covered Florida, South Florida and Florida State football, the Bucs and the Lightning.
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There went the sun
Posted Apr 6, 2008 by Marc Lancaster
Updated Apr 6, 2008 at 12:30 PM
NEW YORK—I sort of assumed we had turned the weather corner when yesterday was so beautiful. Uh, not so much.
According to weather.com, the current wind chill is 39 degrees, and I have no reason not to believe that. The Rays took batting practice on the field, and a few sported those ski-mask things you might remember from the second game of last season up here, when it was 29 and snowing.
With that in mind, let’s think warm thoughts. According to Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg, Tuesday’s home opener is nearly sold out—and might officially reach that designation sometime today. So if you’d like to catch the game and don’t already have tickets, you’d better get on it.
Here are today’s lineups, with both teams’ Opening Day starters back for a second go-round and Melky Cabrera back from his two-game suspension: