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If you make it, they will come
2008-09-24 07:36
by Bob Timmermann

The Tampa Bay Rays announced that the first two ALDS games at Tropicana Field (either Games 1 and 2 or possibly 3 and 4) have sold out.

Be prepared for lots of cow bell. Lots and lots of cow bell.

The Rays magic number to win the AL East is 2. If the Rays win the division, they will face either Chicago or Minnesota in the ALDS.

Noted on BTF.

2008-09-24 08:33:29
1.   ToyCannon
If they make it to the world series would they be the lowest salaried team to make in the last 15 years? With the postseason TV money they will be rolling in the green.

I dreamed of the day the Dodger Rays would knock off the Beasts of the East but I figured it would be 2010 not 2008.

2008-09-24 08:42:25
2.   bhsportsguy
1 Actually, I don't think the team makes anymore money from tv revenues, all that is part of the contracts that MLB has with their partners and is divided up amongst all the teams.

Now, they do make money from ticket sales, and concessions, etc., though again, more of the ticket sales moneys goes to a general fund for the players and pension.

2008-09-24 08:43:16
3.   Bob Timmermann
Tampa Bay's local TV and radio revenues are a pittance compared to the Yankees, Mets, Red Sox, and Cubs.
2008-09-24 08:51:44
4.   bhsportsguy
The Rays listed payroll at $43M is the lowest but the Marlins payroll in 2003 was only a little higher at $45M.

It is also probable that the Marlins will make more of a profit this year since their payroll is almost half of the Rays, with revenue sharing and their share of TV and advanced media money, once again, only the South Florida fans are the losers.

2008-09-24 08:59:42
5.   dianagramr
I think they should get Christopher Walken to throw out the first pitch.

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