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Remembering A Wild Night In St. Pete 11 Years Ago

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With Hurricane Ian bearing down on the Tampa Bay region here on September 28, I wanted to take you back to a much happier event that occurred on the same day of the calendar.  It’s one that also needs just two words to evoke memories: Game 162.

A couple of years ago, while the pandemic had brought baseball and sports in general to a screeching halt, I put together an episode of my old podcast to talk about the craziness of that evening.  I think it’s a good time to bring it back and give you another chance to listen to stories from the lead-up and aftermath of one of the greatest finishes in baseball history.

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Steve Carney is the founder and publisher of St. Pete Nine. One of the people most associated with baseball coverage in Tampa Bay, he spent 13 seasons covering the Rays for flagship radio station WDAE, first as producer of Rays Radio broadcasts, then as beat reporter beginning in 2011. He likes new analytics and aged bourbon, and is the owner of one of the ugliest knuckleballs ever witnessed by baseball scouts.

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