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Friday, October 08, 2010

Fla. Governor Crist wild pitch for Tampa Bay a big miss considering it was his 5th time on the mound for the Rays

. 10/5, Tampa Tribune: "Tossing the ceremonial first pitch for Game 2 on Thursday will be
  • Gov. Charlie Crist.

(Rays spokesman Rick) Vaughn said Crist, who is running for U.S. Senate against Marco Rubio and Kendrick Meek,

  • is a veteran of ceremonial first pitches at The Trop.

Crist, who grew up in St. Petersburg, has thrown out the first pitches in

  • three Rays home openers and did the honors at Game 6 of the 2008 American League Championship Series.

He served as general counsel for the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues in St. Petersburg from 1982 to 1987.

  • "We contacted him as soon as we knew we were going to be playing," Vaughn said."...
Tampa Tribune, 10/5, "Longtime Rays execs, Crist get first-pitch honors," by K. Morelli

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