Rays look to continue dominance at home in showdown against Sox

Originally Published: September 15, 2008
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays, received a $25 million facelift before the 2006 season. Cynics might call that investment the baseball equivalent of putting lipstick on a certain barnyard animal.

The Trop still lacks ambience, tradition and the creature comforts of most parks built in the last two decades. But the building's main tenants love it 71.6 percent of the time.

The Rays have a 53-21 home record this season -- best in the majors -- and now the ...

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