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Game between 'Canes, Gatorsis worth seeing every season


© St. Petersburg Times
published September 15, 2002

The Florida Gators are scheduled to play the Miami Hurricanes one more time (next year). But after the Hurricanes trounced the Gators, I bet my infant grandchildren will be in an old-age home before the Gators play them again in the regular season. You also can bet that somehow, someway, the Gators will have no difficulty finding a way to squeeze the likes of Louisiana Tech, the Little Sisters of the Poor or the St. Augustine School for the Blind into their regular schedule in the years to come. Just wait and see.
-- Tom Berlinger, Tallahassee

Rays don't play with heart

Vince, the Durham Bulls won the Governor's Cup, so how about bringing the whole Durham team to replace the Rays for the rest of the season? I would love to see a team with heart finish the season for the team that goes through the motions.
-- Steve Roza, Largo

Yan doesn't deserve raise

So, for two years in a row the Rays' Esteban Yan proves to be the worst closer in baseball, and two years in a row his salary is expected to double? Well, if that's the case, they'll do it without my season-ticket money next year.
-- L.A. McCloud, via e-mail

Bring in new ballclubs

It was very disappointing to read that the Pirates and the Reds are to be the teams to visit Tropicana Field next season as part of interleague play (Deal's impact a year or two off, Sunday). These two teams have spring training complexes in Florida. Why not bring in the Cubs or Cardinals? Either of these teams would draw a bigger crowd. It would also give the fans a chance to see clubs they normally would not have the opportunity to see.
-- Denise Haslett, Holiday

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