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August 29, 2001

Devil Rays/baseball
Mighty M's no match for Rays
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Tampa Bay romps on all-around effort typical of Seattle.

They mingled, joked, kept their shirts on
ST. PETERSBURG -- Legendary Cubs announcer Harry Caray was known for, among many things, calling games from the centerfield bleachers at Wrigley Field.

McRae wants to see jewelry fade away
ST. PETERSBURG -- Hal McRae is not an earring guy.

Stats hide Hoover's versatility
They're not the numbers you'd expect a Triple-A player with any hope of making the majors to put up: .203 batting average in 83 games, 3 home runs, 17 RBI. Not exactly top-prospect material..

John Romano
Boone's success in Seattle marks another Rays loss
ST. PETERSBURG -- Where others saw risk, the Devil Rays saw potential. While others feigned indifference, the Rays were infatuated.

Lineman on rise despite his size
Chartric Darby's quickness and instincts have gotten him noticed.

No concern yet on refs' labor dispute
TAMPA -- News that negotiations between the NFL and its officials had come to an impasse was taken with little fanfare Tuesday at One Buc Place.

College football
Grossman lives in moment
Putting the team before himself, Florida's Rex Grossman enjoys his status -- for now -- as the starting quarterback without controversy.

Darling family intends to sue FSU
Lawyers allege the school was negligent in the death of Devaughn Darling.

Swamp is a new world for Savelio
GAINESVILLE -- During the best of times, the biggest crowd Bryan Savelio played in front of was about 100 people -- the average number of fans who showed up to watch Mesa (Arizona) Junior College play.

Practice reports
Spurrier pleas for noise

Extra points
Off beat

The only role left for Mutiny is as a spoiler
However, Tampa Bay can make Dallas' playoff path more difficult.

Daily fishing report
Summer heat and humidity have limited the time most anglers are willing to spend to find fish. Risking heatstroke, fisherman that have ventured out in Old Tampa Bay have reaped the reward of some nice catches of mangrove snapper. Give a spot a half-hour or so. If it does not produce, move on. This time of year, a ride with a cooling breeze always sounds like a good idea.

Tampa Bay Top Talents
SCHOOL: St. Petersburg Catholic

Prep football: Top 10 Juniors
1. Andre Caldwell, WR/DB, 6-0, 170, Jefferson

Prep football: Top 50 seniors
(Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties)

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