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Losing never gets easier for the players, no matter how much it happens. Here, second baseman Jorge Cantu takes a loss particularly hard in September.

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What went wrong: What the fans say
400 telephone interviews conducted from Feb. 2 – 12, 2005, from randomly chosen households in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco and Pinellas counties of people who describe themselves as “baseball fans.”

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Is anyone watching?
The Devil Rays are hoping to rebuild their attendance. Here is how they have drawn for games at Tropicana Field.

Seven-year itch
Through their first seven seasons, the Rays stack up as one of the least successful expansion teams in baseball history. Here are the seven year records.

Keeping pace
A big reason the Devil Rays can’t compete with the Yankees on the field is that they aren’t even in the same ballpark in terms of payroll. Here is a look at how the disparity has grown over the years.

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