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Rays feel they're here to stay

Pieces in place, but task is tough

The Rays commiserated after losing the World Series, but their future seems bright. The Rays commiserated after losing the World Series, but their future seems bright. (Chris O'Meara/Associated Press)
By Amalie Benjamin
Globe Staff / October 31, 2008

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Coming out of spring training, no one had predicted the Rays would be in the World Series. Not even their manager, author of that 9=8 slogan, the one intended to represent nine players working for nine innings to grab one of eight playoff spots. (Full article: 946 words)

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