The true meaning of B.J. Upton

Evan Longoria will become a star, but the most important player on the Rays for the game's future is B.J. Upton. Scoop Jackson

Updated: October 17, 2008, 2:58 PM ET
By Scoop Jackson | Page 2

Be real: Evan Longoria, regardless of what happens to the Rays, is the new face and future of baseball. He's everything the game needs, everything it's supposed to be about. David Wright should be ticked.

Sitting 15 to 20 feet away from him in the dugout during a game is Longoria's teammate who may be more important to the game than Longoria is destined to be. But little does B.J. Upton know that just as Longoria must realize the game's future is in his possession, the same tag applies ...

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