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Cardgate, Signgate, And Memories Of Game 162

Along with the celebrations that took place this past week (which you can hear in our two bonus episodes), two other events took place for the Tampa Bay Rays that both stirred up controversy.

Steve Carney gets into his thoughts on “Cardgate,” and why he thinks the whole thing not only got blown way out of proportion but also saw anger and rage pointed in the wrong direction (1:45), as well as “Signgate” and the sign that will be going up for the playoffs that shows that the ownership group is still looking to split the season between the Tampa Bay region and the city of Montreal (16:45), which Steve thinks is stupid but hopes the message was misconstrued and does not place the blame on the fanbase but rather on other aspects that have caused problems in the region.

Also, Tuesday marks the tenth anniversary of Game 162, which has been dubbed the greatest night of regular season baseball ever, and Steve gives you his memories of being at the Trop on that Wednesday night in 2011 and the craziness that went on all evening with the Rays coming back to snatch the Wild Card away from Boston (39:35).

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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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