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Owner Stuart Sternberg frustrated by much more than season-ending loss to Rangers

Updated: October 5, 2011, 10:07 AM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In September, Tampa Bay Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg watched his plucky team, the one with baseball's second-lowest payroll, pull off one of the most dramatic comebacks in history to reach the postseason for the third time in four years. On a gorgeous October afternoon Tuesday, Sternberg walked inside the Rays' 20-year-old domed stadium for a possible elimination game. Even with blue tarps spread across sections of seats, the game drew about 6,000 fans under capacity.

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