Win or lose, Maddon's Rays remain even-keeled
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon doesn't have a lot of rules, but he's resolute about this 30-minute routine: The Rays are given a half hour after games to celebrate wins or fret over losses. And there's no adjusting for inflation just because a game is a little more important.
Say, for instance, the franchise's very first appearance in the World Series.The Rays, last seen swigging champagne after a seven-game elimination of Boston in the ALCS, ...
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WORLD SERIES GAME 1: PHILLIES 3, RAYS 2
Cole Hamels' pitching and Chase Utley's hitting led the Phillies to a 3-2 win over the Rays in Game 1 of the 104th World Series.
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• Jayson Stark: October Hamels' kind of month
• Jerry Crasnick: Rays have a short memory
• Amy K. Nelson: Shields ready to go for Game 2
• Gene Woj: Rays get help from Young, Morneau
• Inside Edge reports: Phillies | Rays
• Game 1 blog
• Baseball Tonight Clubhouse: Game 2 preview
• BBTN breaks down Game 1
• Utley, Hamels lift Phillies past Rays
• Stark, Caple discuss Game 1
• Chase Utley reacts to Phils' win
• Manuel, Maddon talk about Series opener
• John Kruk on Brad Lidge's dominance
• World Series Game 2 preview
• Postgame interviews with Hamels, Utley