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2001 Still angry with umpire Mike Winters' ninth-inning check-swing call of the night before, Devil Rays' manager Hal McRae gets thrown out before the game's first pitch when he steps out of the dugout to pick up his lost cause.
2008 Along with the Red Sox' loss, the Rays' 2-1 victory over the Yankees in 11 innings puts the team in sole possession of first place for the first time in franchise history. The win makes Tampa Bay seven games over .500 (23-16), a mark never accomplished during the first 11 seasons of the club's existence.

2020

"Im not playing unless I get mine. Im not splitting no revenue. I want all mine. Bro, y'all got to understand, too, because yall going to be like: Bro, play for the love of the game. Man, whats wrong with you, bro? Money should not be a thing. Bro, Im risking my life. What do you mean, It should not be a thing? It 100% should be a thing." - BLAKE SNELL, Rays' southpaw commenting on a Twitch stream about his salary during 2020 season.

Rays' southpaw Blake Snell, invoking many fans' ire, indicates he will not pitch this year if his pay continues to be cut, strongly disagreeing with the owners' proposal to base salaries on a 50-50 split of revenue with the players. The 27-year-old left-hander, recipient of the 2018 AL Cy Young Award, will receive $43,210 for each day of the schedule, the prorated share of his salary when the season does start.


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