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D-Rays drop Devil from name, now just Rays

Updated: November 8, 2007, 9:27 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are gone.

Trying to reinvent itself, the perennial last-place team officially shortened its nickname to simply "Rays" during a celebration that brought a crowd of about 7,000 to a downtown park Thursday night.

New team colors and uniforms were also unveiled during a fashion show featuring current players, as well as manager Joe Maddon, senior advisor Don Zimmer and former Tampa Bay stars Wade Boggs and Fred McGriff as models.

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