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By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published April 14, 2002


"I was being a visionary. He was treating it as an injury. I was treating it as a disaster." -- Manager Hal McRae on beating trainer Jamie Reed to second base, where Rays baserunner Toby Hall appeared to have injured himself Friday night (he hadn't).



TOTAL: 78,590

AVG.: 19,647

LARGEST: 38,142 (April 2, Tigers)

SMALLEST: 11,058 ( Friday, Blue Jays)


TOTAL: 179,161

AVG: 35,832

LARGEST: 55,771 (April 5, Yankees)

SMALLEST: 22,781 (April 10, Orioles)


WHEN/WHERE: 1:15; Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg.

PITCHERS: Blue Jays -- RHP Roy Halladay (1-0, 1.80); Rays -- LHP Wilson Alvarez (0-1, 6.23)

TV/RADIO: Ch. 32; WFLA-AM 970.

WORTH NOTING: Alvarez makes his first start at Tropicana Field since Oct. 2, 1999. He is 6-6 against the Blue Jays. ... Halladay made his major-league debut against the Rays on Sept. 20, 1998, at the Trop. He is 0-1 with a 5.01 ERA in six games against Tampa Bay. ... Rays baseball cards will be handed out to the first 5,000 ages 14 and under. ... With a coupon from the Times, get a lower deck outfield ticket, hot dog and soda for $12.

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